BIRDS OF AMERICA BY
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON(1785 - 1851)
PLATE 137 - Engraved by R. HAVELL
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Icteria viridis Now: Icteria virens On Rosa rubiginosa
- Sweet Briar.
IMAGE REF: AUD052
Although not well-known, this image has
to rank as one of Audubon's masterpieces.
The fine detail and complexity of the vegetation is nothing
short of stunning. The original
composition includes another bird in flight. However, this
and the decision to omit it from the print is to be applauded.