In 1820 (around the age of Audubon declared his intention to paint every bird in North America. As early as 1807 he developed a method of using wires and threads to hold dead birds in life-like poses while he drew them.
This groundbreaking work features hand-colored, life-sized prints of North American birds based on field drawings made by famous wildlife artist John James Audubon. The work includes images of six now-extinct birds. This is the third of seven volumes.
Red-throated Pipit, Citrine Wagtail or Yellow-headed Wagtail - high resolution image from old book.This JPEG image is a high resolution printable scan of an old page (or plate, or engraving, or lithograph) from antique book
Herring Gull: The Birds of America by John James Audubon. Vol. III, Pl. 291. London, 1827-1838, (Elephant Folio). From the John James Audubon “Bird’s in America Collection” in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress. For the full work see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52377