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It is not part of the project to provide a definitive edition of the text of the Bestiary, but to help readers by providing a transcription and translation of the text. Currently the following editorial conventions obtain:
The swallow is a skilful nest builder and migrates.
the portrait of the swallow depicts the bird quite accurately with a forked tail, dark back and red breast. This precise depiction is also found in the Ashmole Bestiary and British Library Roy 12C xix(T). One text correction in the margin. Initial is type 2, with a colour guide ('a') azure in the margin.Editorial correction: 'aliis' [for ‘adiris’] , meaning 'The swallow is not attacked by other birds'
The swallow builds its nest.
on this page the margins have been drawn incorrectly, joining the wrong prick marks.