The woodpecker book

Pic de MalherbeWoodpeckers are birds which are often superb and specially pleasant to watch and photograph. But picidae (the family of most birds we group under the generic name of woodpeckers) also have their illustrated monograph.

‘Monographie des Picidées’ @ Harvard University Library {volumes II + III}.

This is the result of digitization of a reference book from Alfred Malherbe (1804-1866), whose name has even been given to a bird (see one of my photos here). You will find marvelously beautiful engravings presented on Bibliodyssey.

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