1878 – The Tailor-Bird


“The Tailor-Bird – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “This clever bird is called the Tailor-bird, because she sews so well. The Tailor-bird chooses a bush with large leaves, of which she forms her nest by sewing them closely together, with threads of her own spinning, for she gathers cotton from a neighbouring plantation, and by the aid of her very long bill and slender feet she works the cotton into a strong thread. She then tacks the leaves firmly together round and round the nest, till it is quite concealed from view.”

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Detail: The Tailor-Bird, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – The Tailor-Bird                                             Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Tailor-Bird, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Tailor-Bird, by Harrison Weir

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