Snow Bunting
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
Snow Bunting    c. 1826
5.2 x 7.7 cm
EAG 90.40.103


The bird is mentioned only in the text in editions prior to that of 1826 when the engraving is published and the bird is called the Snow Bunting or Snowflake. In the 1847 edition, it is identified as the Snow Bunting in its summer plumage. In that edition, the Tawny Bunting was designated as the Snow Bunting in its winter plumage. The transfer drawing for this engraving is at the Natural History Society of Northumbria, #63.