The Havell edition of John Audubon's legendary The Birds of America completely restored- as a blog here on tumblr, and an eBook for Kindle Fire and Nook Book.

3rd July 2012

Photo with 32 notes

Detail of Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the mockingbird. This plate shows a group of Mockingbirds defending their nest against a rattlesnake looking for its morning omelette. This is Audubon verging on melodrama. As the snake menaces the female with bared fangs, the male jumps on its back and pulls at its eye. 

Detail of Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the mockingbird. This plate shows a group of Mockingbirds defending their nest against a rattlesnake looking for its morning omelette. This is Audubon verging on melodrama. As the snake menaces the female with bared fangs, the male jumps on its back and pulls at its eye. 

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26th June 2012

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Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Mocking Bird. This is about as dramatic as Audubon gets, a group of Mockingbirds defending a next against a rattlesnake, with one actually pecking at its eye. 

Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the Mocking Bird. This is about as dramatic as Audubon gets, a group of Mockingbirds defending a next against a rattlesnake, with one actually pecking at its eye. 

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3rd February 2012

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Detail of Plate 369 of The Birds of America, the Mountain Mocking Bird.

Detail of Plate 369 of The Birds of America, the Mountain Mocking Bird.

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26th December 2011

Photo with 27 notes

The Mountain Mocking bird (mockingbird) and the Varied Thrush, both depicted in plate 369 of The Birds of America. 

The Mountain Mocking bird (mockingbird) and the Varied Thrush, both depicted in plate 369 of The Birds of America

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