Collection Online
The great green macaw

The great green macaw
(Macrocercus militaris)
(c. 1835)
plate 5 from The Natural History of Parrots by Prideaux John Selby and William Turner (or The Naturalist’s Library: Ornithology vol VI Parrots), published by W. H. Lizars, London and Edinburgh, 1836

hand-coloured etching
15.8 × 8.6 cm (image and sheet, trimmed within platemark)
Place/s of Execution
Edinburgh, Scotland
printed in ink (in image) u.l.: PLATE 5.
printed in ink l.l.: E. Lear delt.
printed in ink l.c.: MACROCERCUS MILITARIS. / The Great Green Maccaw. / native of Mexico & Peru
printed in ink l.r. Lizars sc.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1951
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display