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Audubon's Purple herons (Ardeo refescens) by John James Audubon

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Audubon's Purple herons (Ardeo refescens)
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
Size of image:
30.5 x 19.9 cm
Frame: Unframed
Availability Ready to print

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Audubon's Purple herons (Ardeo refescens)
John James Audubon
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Open edition
© The British Library Board


This striking illustration by John James Audubon depicts an adult Purple heron (Ardeo rufescens), with elegant blue legs, in full spring plumage, alongside a 2-year-old heron. The image is from The Birds of America, from original drawings by John James Audubon (London, 1827-38).

N.L.TAB.2.(3) plate 256.

The Artist: John James Audubon

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