Folio 53v - the goose, continued. [De ardea] ; Of the heron
Folio 54r - [De perdice]; Of the partridge
Herons. The white feathers signify purity.
A portrait of three herons, the one on the right holding an especially characteristic pose.
The tail feathers are more like those of a crane. The rubric is missing. Initial type 2.
The partridge. These birds steal other birds' eggs.
A partridge steals eggs from another's nest.
One picture of a partridge has been excised.The grey partridge lives in England, the rock, red-legged or Barbary partridge lives around the Mediterranean. The portrait is not very accurate of either type, but the text contains some truth. The rubric is missing. Pricking for pouncing around the lower picture. Initials type 2.