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Great Black Cockatoo. (Palm Cockatoo). Engraved by Lydon for Greene, c1884.

Great Black Cockatoo. (Palm Cockatoo). Engraved by Lydon for Greene, c1884.

by Lydon, Alexander Francis

Great Black Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo or Goliath Cockatoo. Colour-printed woodblock by Alexander Francis Lydon, printed by Benjamin Fawcett for Greene's Parrots in Captivity c1883.

Antique print of Great Black Cockatoo, Australian Palm Cockatoo or Goliath Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) woodblock by draughtsman and painter Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917). Printed in colour by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) for William Thomas Greene's Parrots in Captivity published in London between 1883 and 1887 by George Bell.

This bird is endangered in the wild and is mostly kept in captivity for breeding purposes. It is known for being affectionate and 'needy'; i.e. It likes companionship and hours of attention.. It is full of character and has a very loud voice. In the wild it drums with its beak on a hollow log to attract a mate. I must try that some time! 

This print is in good condition except for slight extremity damage which would be covered when framed. (Price reduced.) Page size is 25 x 17cm (9 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches).

Stock Number: apAuGreene2Price: $110.00

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