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5th December 2012

Photo with 4 notes

Plate 90 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Black and White Creeper, now more commonly known as the Black and White Warbler. 

Plate 90 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Black and White Creeper, now more commonly known as the Black and White Warbler. 

Tagged: AudubonBlack and White CreeperBlack and White WarblerBirds of Americanaturewarblercreeperbirds

30th November 2012

Photo with 17 notes

Detail of Plate 79 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Tyrant Fly-catcher.  This one is carefully holding the bee it caught away from his body so as not to get stung. There are many Tyrant Fly-catchers. This one is the Eastern Kingbird. 

Detail of Plate 79 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Tyrant Fly-catcher.  This one is carefully holding the bee it caught away from his body so as not to get stung. There are many Tyrant Fly-catchers. This one is the Eastern Kingbird

Tagged: Birds of AmericaPlate 79Tyrant Fly-catcherdetailEastern Kingbird

29th November 2012

Photo with 11 notes

Plate 89 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Nashville Warbler. 

Plate 89 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Nashville Warbler

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28th November 2012

Photo with 28 notes

Detail of Plate 78 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Great Carolina Wren, now more often called simply the Carolina Wren. This cocky little guy is proclaiming himself king of the flower spike. 

Detail of Plate 78 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Great Carolina Wren, now more often called simply the Carolina Wren. This cocky little guy is proclaiming himself king of the flower spike. 

Tagged: AudubonThe Birds of AmericaGreat Carolina WrenwrenCarolina Wrenflowers

25th November 2012

Photo with 2 notes

Plate 88 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Autumnal Warbler, now thought to be immature Bay-breasted Warblers. Their showing up at a certain time of year parallels the Winter Hawk plumage mistake Audubon made. (This isn’t a criticism of Audubon. He certainly didn’t have the tools or knowledge base of today’s ornithologists.)

Plate 88 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Autumnal Warbler, now thought to be immature Bay-breasted Warblers. Their showing up at a certain time of year parallels the Winter Hawk plumage mistake Audubon made. (This isn’t a criticism of Audubon. He certainly didn’t have the tools or knowledge base of today’s ornithologists.)

Tagged: Plate 88The Birds of AmericaAudubonAutumnal WarblerBay-breasted Warbler

15th November 2012

Photo with 21 notes

Detail of Plate 77 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Belted Kingfisher. 

Detail of Plate 77 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Belted Kingfisher

Tagged: Plate 77Birds of AmericaAudubonnaturewildlifeBelted Kingfisher

13th November 2012

Photo with 12 notes

Plate 87 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the threatened Florida Jay, now the Florida Scrub Jay. It’s estimated that only about 6000 of these beautiful birds are left. 

Plate 87 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the threatened Florida Jay, now the Florida Scrub Jay. It’s estimated that only about 6000 of these beautiful birds are left. 

Tagged: plate 87The Birds of AmericaAudubonFlorida Scrub Jayjaythreatened speciesendangered species

12th November 2012

Photo with 34 notes

Detail of Plate 76 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Virginia Partridge, now more commonly called the Northern Bobwhite. This group is being disturbed by an uninvited guest. 
There’s not all that much to say about this one, other than it’s yet another masterpiece of composition. In this case a picture is worth well over a thousand words. 

Detail of Plate 76 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Virginia Partridge, now more commonly called the Northern Bobwhite. This group is being disturbed by an uninvited guest. 

There’s not all that much to say about this one, other than it’s yet another masterpiece of composition. In this case a picture is worth well over a thousand words. 

Tagged: Plate 76AudubonVirginia PartridgeNorthern Bobwhitehawkraptor

11th November 2012

Photo with 16 notes

Plate 86 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Black Warrior, now thought to be a color variation of the Red-tailed hawk. 

Plate 86 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Black Warrior, now thought to be a color variation of the Red-tailed hawk

Tagged: Plate 86The Birds of AmericaAudubonBlack WarriorRed-tailed HawkHarlan's HawkHarlan's variationHarlan's plumage

10th November 2012

Photo with 46 notes

Detail of Plate 75 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, Le Petit Caporal, aka the Merlin. 

Detail of Plate 75 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, Le Petit Caporal, aka the Merlin

Tagged: AudubonPlate 75The Birds of Americadetailraptorbirds of preyLe Petit CaporalMerlin