Folio 37r Commentary
|f37r Text: the woodpecker. If a woodpecker sits in a tree, anything
fixed to the tree will fall out. The Raven feeds its young well
and eats the eyes from corpses.
Illustration: Four elegant magpies sit in a tree. The significance
of the hunter attempting to shoot them, not mentioned in the text, is
not known. The same image is used in Ashmole and Oxford, Bod. MS Douce
151. This image refers to the text on f36v. The black raven is illustrated
by a simple portrait in a roundel. The hunter and raven have been faintly
pricked for pouncing. One initial type 2.
The hunter illustration in detail
The raven illustration in detail