[aw-duh-bon, -buh n]
- John James,1785–1851, U.S. naturalist who painted and wrote about the birds of North America.
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And Audubon continued to paint birds as his business ventures faltered and failed.Christie’s Auctions Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’: Priciest Book Ever?
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Olivier is based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville and Parrot has affinities with Audubon.The Best of Brit Lit
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On October 11, Gloria showed up on Audubon Drive and nervously rang the doorbell.
Heidi, Gloria, and Frances were always the last fans to leave Audubon Drive.
Let us watch with Audubon in the neighbourhood of one of their curious roosting-places.
This description is given by Mr Nuttal the naturalist, and quoted by Audubon.
There are 12 full-page illustrations, after Audubon, in colors.Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers
Audubon's Warbler is a common winter visitant and migrant in Coahuila.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico
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Birds unknown to Audubon, yet flying, as it were, with a rush.The Professor at the Breakfast Table
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- John James. 1785–1851, US naturalist and artist, noted particularly for his paintings of birds in Birds of America (1827–38)
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Word Origin and History for audubon
with reference to birds or pictures of them, from U.S. naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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