Arader Galleries

The Canon Finch

$ 480.00

John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 17, The Canon Finch 
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Chromolithograph
Paper dimensions: 10.5 x 7"
Framed dimensions: 12.75 x 21"

With text below image:
The Canon Finch, also known as the Brown Towee, is one of the most abundant and characteristic birds of California, residing constantly in all the lower country west of the Sierra Nevada, and up the summits of the Coast Mountains. The name of Canon Finch seem inappropriate given that it is found plentifully in level districts also, wherever there are tress and shrubbery, these birds frequent the ground and seek their food among the dead leaves, which they much resemble in color.