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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 owl is a dirty bird. The hoopoe is the dirtiest bird.
Hoopoe in a roundel.
The rubric for the hoopoe is missing. The hoopoe has a comb-like crest and startling black and white bars across its body. The crest illustrated is more like a peacock's crest. Compare the totally different version of the hoopoe on f. 36v. Initial type 2.
Young hoopoes care for their parents. Noctua, the night owl.
Prick marks for pouncing are visible, which relate to the image of the bat on f.51v. The centre of this page is excised for the illustration of the jackdaw on f.51v. The rubric for the bat, at the bottom of the page, is missing. Initial type 2.