Red & Blue Macaw Journal / Notebook - 5in x 7in

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5in x 7in Journal / Notebook with plain or ruled paper. The cover shows a Red & Blue Macaw standing upon a tree stump, painted by wildlife artist Charles Collins (c.1680 - c.1744) in the mid-18th Century.

Red & Blue Macaw Journal

Our Red & Blue Macaw Journal is a hardback journal / notebook, which provides the perfect inspiration for you to scribble, doodle, draw or write in. With a premium vinyl laminated hardcover wrap around back, the Red & Blue Macaw stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Red & Blue Macaw Journal has a smooth, matte finish on the exterior, and feature 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper on the inside.

You can choose from either ruled or blank paper on the inner pages.

  • Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.8cm) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper.
  • Paper type; Available with plain or ruled paper.
  • Hardback Cover: Chipboard with a vinyl laminate over the Red & Blue Macaw design.

* Please note that the website images of the Red & Blue Macaw Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The Red & Blue Macaw Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Red & Blue Macaw comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Red & Blue Macaw was one of the watercolour paintings, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Collins.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London.

The original watercolour of the Red & Blue Macaw is extremely finely painted, with great detail being seen in all of the details of the painting. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful journal.

The Red & Blue Macaw

The Red and Blue Macaw (Scientific name: Ara chloroptera) is a magnificent bird that stands out as the largest member of the Ara genus. These captivating creatures are native to the lush forests and woodlands of northern and central South America, specifically across Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. While their original moniker, "Red & Blue Macaw," was coined by Taylor White during his captioning of a stunning watercolor painting he had commissioned, they are now more commonly referred to as the Red and Green Macaw. This name change stems from the fact that these birds display vibrant red and green feathers, alongside their striking blue plumage.

The Red and Blue Macaw is not only known for its vivid colors but also for its impressive size. These avian marvels can grow up to 90 cm (35 inches) in length, with wingspans reaching up to 125 cm (49 inches). They are known to live for more than 50 years in the wild, making them an enduring presence in their habitat. In addition to their size and longevity, these macaws are renowned for their intelligence and social nature. They form strong bonds with their mates and often gather in large, noisy flocks, displaying their acrobatic skills and chatty behavior.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Red & Blue Macaw Journal will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.