Peterson's "Cuckoos, Nightjars, Pootoos" from the Field Guide to Mexican Birds and Adjacent Central America, 1973. This plate and many others are up for auction September 8th at Guernsey's Auction House in New York.
For now, enjoy "Cuckoos, Nightjars, Pootoos" by Roger Tory Peterson; Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay.
From Field Guide to Mexican Birds and Adjacent Central America, 1973.
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