PPaillou eastern goldfinch-FSS Erhet_Magnolia_species; Wellcome Taylor White Wikimedia (T1kkat3) PPaillou Lizards closeup-FSS PPaillou farmyard scene Burghley House-FSS PPaillou North Prospect of London taken from the Bowling Green at Islington. John Bowles 1752-FSS PPaillou serins 1755 McGill-FSS PPaillou Lizard (McGill)-FI PPaillou Islington 1780-FSS

The Nuremberg Lizard, a supplement

It may be a coincidence, but the last two major discoveries concerning the history of the London Fancy and the Lizard canary have been made by European enthusiasts: Hein van Grouw (Netherlands) and Didier Mervilde (Belgium) in the case of the 1850 London Fancy, and Michael Monthofer (Germany) in the case of the Nuremberg Lizard.  […]... Read More
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The Nuremberg Lizard, part 3

Up to now I’ve looked at Johann Daniel Meyer’s engraving of the Zweyerley Vorstellung des Canarienvogels (Presentation of a pair of canary birds) with a sceptical eye.  In Part 3 I am going to look at the evidence that might support Michael Monthofer’s belief that the engraving represents a canary “which one can confidently call […]... Read More
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The Nuremberg Lizard, part 2

Michael Monthofer’s discovery of Johann Daniel Meye’s engraving entitled Zweyerley Vorstellung des Canarienvogels (Presentation of a pair of canary birds) is a very exciting development.  After careful study Michael came to the conclusion that the bird on the right represents a canary “den man getrost als Lizard oder zumindest als sehr lizard- ähnlich bezeichnen kann” […]... Read More
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Lizards at the National Exhibition during the 1950s

No other show has played such an important part in the affairs of the Lizard Canary Association as the National Exhibition (1).  Sponsored by Cage Birds magazine (as it was then known), it was the ‘National’ that gave the nascent LCA the opportunity to demonstrate to the world its determination to save the oldest breed […]... Read More