American Flamingo

American Flamingo

The folio owes its enormous size to the fact that Audubon insisted every bird be illustrated life size. This also explains for the rather contorted pose of Flamingo, one of the largest birds depicted by Audubon.

American Flamingo
The Birds of America: from Original Drawings
John James Audubon, 1785-1851, artist
Robert Havell Jr., 1793-1878, engraver
London: John James Audubon, 1826-1838. Plate no. 431.

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