Black-fronted Parakeet – lesser known depictions

This Tahitian parakeet is one of my favorite birds, unfortunately it doesn’t exist any longer because it was wiped out by introduced cats, dogs and rats.

Here are two depictions that were both made in the year 1792, when the HMS Providence stayed at the island of Tahiti with the mission to collect breadfruit trees and other botanical specimens from the Pacific to be transported to the West Indies.

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This depiction was made by a George Tobin, Lieutenant on board the HMS Providence
(public domain)

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This depiction apparently was made by William Bligh himself, Captain of the HMS Providence
(public domain)

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edited: 27.10.2019

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