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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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The English Cinnamon canary, Part 1

“cin·na·mon  (sĭn′ə-mən) n. 1a. The dried aromatic inner bark of certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Cinnamomum especially C. verum and cassia (C. aromaticum), often ground and used as a spice. 1b. A tree yielding this bark. 2. A light reddish brown.” (thefreedictionary.com) Canary fanciers with an interest in old breeds might be inclined to add a further definition: ‘a rare breed of canary renowned for its colour.’... Read More