Edith Piaf Photo
(born Edith Giovanna Gassion) changed name to Piaf (= slang for sparrow): popular French singer.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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Tree sparrow, Passer montanus, and village
Tree sparrow, Passer montanus, and village weaver, Ploceus cucullatus. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croix's Dictionary of Natural Science: Ornithology, Paris, France, 1816-1830. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Massard, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Melospiza melodia, song sparrow
Plate 25 from John James Audubon's Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London. Date:
© Mary Evans / Natural History Museum
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