Illustration projects:

R/V Roger Revelle Reports · Ornithology · Entomology · Comparative Anatomy


Bird collections

Selection of projects in ornithology

Two of the illustrations for the collection ‘Altanería Española. Historia Natural de las rapaces de España, con la descripción de sus usos en el arte de cetrería’.

The Barn Owl, Tyto alba (left) and the European Scops Owl, Otus scops (right).


Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla (left), and the Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta (right), the latter from the collection of the biology of the Río de Los Ángeles.

Los angeles fauna California

Chick heads of Eudyptes schlegeli, Eudyptes chrysolophus, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus (left), and Aptenodytes forsteri (right).

Penguin illustration

Adult heads of Eudyptes schlegeli, Eudyptes chrysolophus (left), Aptenodytes forsteri and Aptenodytes patagonicus (right).

Penguin illustration

Adult heads of Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes moseleyi, Eudyptes chrysocome filholi (left), Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, Eudyptes robustus and Eudyptes sclateri (right).

Penguin illustration

Heads of (left) Phalacrocorax aristotelis, male (top), young (bottom),  and (right) Phalacrocorax carbo, female (top), male young (bottom).

Shag illustrations

Heads of (left) Phalacrocorax carbo, male with winter plumage (top), male (bottom) and (right) Morus bassanus, adult (top), young (bottom).

Cormorant illustration

Two sketches from 2016 of the emperor penguin eggs that Edward Wilson collected at Cape Crozier during the successful ‘Discovery’ Expedition between 1901 and 1904 (left), and the tragic ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition of 1910-13 (right). The eggs are kept, and often exhibited, at the Natural History Museum of London, along with the beautiful embryo studies by Dorothy Thursby-Pelham.

Cormorant illustration

Two preparatory drawings from 2016 of the emperor penguin eggs, collected by Edward Wilson at Cape Crozier, during the ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition led by Captain Scott between 1910-13. Wilson was a supporter of the ‘theory of recapitulation’, and thought the emperor penguin embryo could confirm the saurian ancestry of birds. The collection of these eggs caused a delay of five weeks in the expedition, which could have led to the tragic end of the entire party, lost in the antarctic winter. These eggs are part of the collection at the Natural History Museum of London.

Cormorant illustration

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