Today’s Birthday: John James Audubon (1785)

Today’s Birthday:
John James Audubon (1785)

Audubon was a US ornithologist and artist known for his drawings and paintings of North American birds. After failing in business, he concentrated on compiling his extraordinary four-volume Birds of America, published between 1827 and 1838. Though his bird poses are sometimes unrealistic—the result of painting dead birds wired into position—and some details are inaccurate, his studies were fundamental to New World ornithology. How many bird species are featured in Birds of America? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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