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American ornithologist and artist. His effort to catalog every species of bird in the United States resulted in the publication of The Birds of America (1827-1838), a collection of 1,065 life-size engravings of birds found in eastern North America. It is considered a classic work in ornithology and in American art.
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Audubon, John James [(aw-duh-bon)]

A nineteenth-century American artist and naturalist. The color illustrations that make up The Birds of America are his best works.

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