Black-faced Coucal and Long-tailed Cuckoo

The “Scientifics” often sketched the wildlife specimens they came across during their travels. After careful study, many specimens then became dinner! The Wilkes Expedition discovered thousands of new plant and animal species. These images come from the volumes of the expedition’s findings.

Caption:
Black-faced Coucal and Long-tailed Cuckoo, Pacific Islands (Centropus melanops, Eudynamys tahitus)
Type: Illustration
Image Date: 1858
Credit: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Origin: Smithsonian Institution
SIL 19-12-075b
Navigators & Inventors
 
Black-faced Coucal and Long-tailed Cuckoo, Pacific Islands (Centropus melanops, Eudynamys tahitus)