The Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio. "...'Dionisio Minaggio Giardinero di Sa Ea Gv. Obnerator del Stato di Milano. Inventor et Feccit l'Ano del 1618." This inscription on the title page can be translated as: "Dionisio Minaggio, Gardener-in-Chief to the Governor of the State of Milan. Creator and Maker in the year 1618.'
30 (Minaggio 153) This adult Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)is in fairly good shape although there is some damage to the beak, skin of the head (this species does not have feathers on this part of the head) and left claw.
4 (Minaggio 94) A well-preserved Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) missing only a few phalanges and claws and standing in a pool of water which runs off to the left.