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Audubon John James


 

 

Audubon John James (1785-1851).

U.S. naturalist and artist who painted from life 435 watercolours of birds, often in action, which were reproduced in coloured aquatint by Robert Havell Jr. and publ. in London as The Birds of America (4 vols, 182738); only these prints survive. The text, written with the help of William MacGillivray, was publ. separately as Ornithological Biography (5 vols, 1831-9). A.'s paintings have considerable artistic merit although their scientific accuracy varies.

 


Golden Eagle

 

 


White Gerfalcons

 


Bobwhite

 


American Beaver

 


American Red Fox

 


Cygnus buccinator

 


Roseate Spoonbill from
The Birds of America

 


Little Blue Heron from
Birds of America

 


Rock Grous from
Birds of America

 


King Rail
(Rallus Elegans)
Birds of America

 


Ivory-billed Woodpecker
(Campephilus principalis)
Birds of America

 


Bald Eagle from Birds of America

 


Oyster Catcher (Haematopus Palliatus)
from Birds of America

 


Red-headed duck
(Fuligula Ferina)
Birds of America

 


"California Partridge, also called "Valley Quail"
(Perdix californica)
Birds of America.

 


American Egret (Casmerodius Albus)
Birds of America.

 

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