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Note about birds found on Islay, 4 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/5

Scope and Contents

Note about birds found on Islay including 'Catheag C- bheag nan cudainean' [possibly cathag-dhearg chasach the red-legged crow or chough] describing how it catches its food from the sea; a note on the fhaoilean [faoileann or seagull]; the call of the brid [oyster-catcher]; that the loinean [blackbirds] are the same size as druidean [starlings] and that 'No dog will eat the bone of the truide[ag]' [druideag or starling] because a starling 'gave seed to the prophet of old' and the prophet gave it this as a gift. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 4 June 1887

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 2v, line 4 to folio 3v, line 1

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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