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Lady Mary Bentinck Collection

Lady Mary Bentinck was an avid bird enthusiast, known for her extensive knowledge and love for avian species

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Jacobin Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus

Jacobin Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
Number 11 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Common hill myna, Gracula religiosa

Common hill myna, Gracula religiosa
Number 1 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Ashy Bulbul, Hemixos flavala

Ashy Bulbul, Hemixos flavala
Number 27 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Variegated Laughingthrush

Variegated Laughingthrush
Number 26 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Grey-winged Blackbird (Female) Turdus boilboul

Grey-winged Blackbird (Female) Turdus boilboul
Number 25 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Sri Lanka Thrush, Zoothera dauma imbricata

Sri Lanka Thrush, Zoothera dauma imbricata
Number 24 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: White-throated Laughingthrush

White-throated Laughingthrush
Number 21 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Mistle Thrush, Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush, Turdus viscivorus
Number 23 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Striated Laughingthrush, Garrulax striatus

Striated Laughingthrush, Garrulax striatus
Number 22 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus

Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus
Number 19 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Himalyan Woodpecker, Dendrocopos himalayensis

Himalyan Woodpecker, Dendrocopos himalayensis
Number 20 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Grey-headed Woodpecker, Picus canus

Grey-headed Woodpecker, Picus canus
Number 18 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Nightjar sp. Caprimulgua sp

Nightjar sp. Caprimulgua sp
Number 16 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Blue-throated Barbet, Megalaima asiatica

Blue-throated Barbet, Megalaima asiatica
Number 17 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Black-headed Jay, Garrulus lanceolatus

Black-headed Jay, Garrulus lanceolatus
Number 14 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Young Cuckoo sp. Cuculidae Family

Young Cuckoo sp. Cuculidae Family
Number 15 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artisit unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis

Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis
Number 12 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Speckled wood pigeon, Columba hodgsonii

Speckled wood pigeon, Columba hodgsonii
Number 10 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Oriental Turtle Dove, Streptopelia orientalis

Oriental Turtle Dove, Streptopelia orientalis
Number 9 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Yellow-footed green pigeon

Yellow-footed green pigeon
Number 7 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Wedge-tailed green pigeon, Treron sphenurus

Wedge-tailed green pigeon, Treron sphenurus
Number 8 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis

Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis
Number 5 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Crested kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris

Crested kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris
Number 4 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: White-throated kingfisher, Halcyon smymensis

White-throated kingfisher, Halcyon smymensis
Number 6 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Grey-winged blackbird, Turdus boulboul

Grey-winged blackbird, Turdus boulboul
Number 3 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Blue whistling thrush, Myoponus caeruleus

Blue whistling thrush, Myoponus caeruleus
Number 2 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Lophura leucomelana, kalij pheasant

Lophura leucomelana, kalij pheasant
A watercolour by Lady Mary Bentinck (c. 1833)

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Tichodroma muraria, wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria, wallcreeper
A watercolour by Lady Mary Bentinck (c. 1833)

Background imageLady Mary Bentinck Collection: Arborophila torqueola, common hill partridge

Arborophila torqueola, common hill partridge
A watercolour by Lady Mary Bentinck (c. 1833)


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Lady Mary Bentinck was an avid bird enthusiast, known for her extensive knowledge and love for avian species. Her passion led her to explore various regions, encountering unique and captivating birds along the way. One of Lady Mary's most cherished sightings was the Jacobin Cuckoo, also known as Clamator jacobinus. Its striking plumage and distinctive call left a lasting impression on her. Another favorite of hers was the Common hill myna, Gracula religiosa, with its melodious song that echoed through the hills. Lady Mary also admired the Ashy Bulbul, Hemixos flavala, which she often spotted in lush forests. The Variegated Laughingthrush always brought a smile to her face with its vibrant colors and playful nature. During one of her expeditions, Lady Mary came across a female Grey-winged Blackbird (Turdus boilboul), showcasing its elegant grey feathers against a backdrop of green foliage. She marveled at its beauty and grace. In Sri Lanka, Lady Mary had the privilege of observing the enchanting Sri Lanka Thrush (Zoothera dauma imbricata). Its intricate patterns fascinated her as it hopped gracefully among fallen leaves. The White-throated Laughingthrush caught Lady Mary's attention with its distinct white throat patch contrasting against dark plumage. It entertained her with its cheerful calls during many memorable encounters. While exploring woodlands in Europe, Lady Mary delighted in spotting the Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) perched high on tree branches serenading all who listened. Its clear notes filled the air with joyous melodies. Amongst flocks of birds in Asia, Lady Mary found solace in observing Striated Laughingthrushes (Garrulax striatus) engaging in their lively group activities. Their synchronized movements showcased their strong social bonds. Woodpeckers also held a special place in Lady Mary's heart.