Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Shining Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus), ‘Coucou éclatant’, from Compléments de Buffon, Races humaines et mammifères. Volume 2, Deuxième Edition

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1838 and 1840

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Private Collection

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Paris: Pourrat Frères

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The lower of these two birds is the Shining cuckoo, which Lesson calls Coucou éclatant. Lesson may have known the bird’s Māori name – Pīpīwharauroa – but he left it off the engraving.

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René Primevère Lesson, “Shining Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus), ‘Coucou éclatant’, from Compléments de Buffon, Races humaines et mammifères. Volume 2, Deuxième Edition,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 24, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10614.

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