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3 - Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature / - Biodiversity Heritage Library

3 - Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature / - Biodiversity Heritage Library

Smithsonian Natural History Museum  in the 1970s

Feather identification expert Roxie Laybourne, amidst a portion of NMNH's bird collection. Photo by Chip Clark. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Perhaps the most beautiful specimen of the bronze-winged parrot

The Natural History and Captive Care of the Bronze-Winged Parrot

The Bronze-winged Parrot (Pionus chalcopterus) is a medium sized pionus parrot 28 cm in) long. It is a short-tailed stocky parrot found in forest and woodland in north-western South America

The Whitehead's Broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. It is restricted to montane forest in northern Borneo.[2] It is the largest member of the genus Calyptomena. It is named after the British explorer John Whitehead (1860-1899)who collected natural history specimens in Borneo and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

The Whitehead's Broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) is restricted to montane forest in northern Borneo. It is named after the British explorer John Whitehead who collected natural history specimens in Borneo and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

#BIRDS: Adult #Lysinger_Crimson_Mantled_Woodpecker (Piculus Rivolii) http://www.dunway.com/bird_package/index.html

The Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Piculus rivolii) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, & Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

Ernst Haeckel ~ Art Forms in Nature

Article on website about humming birds. Humming Birds: A color plate illustration from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur, showing a variety of hummingbirds. From top to bottom: ruby-thr.

Now that is one gorgeous illustration: (via See Audubon’s Famous Birds Like Never Before | Wired Science | Wired.com)

See Audubon’s Famous Birds Like Never Before

‘Carolina parakeet,’ illustration by John James Audubon from Audubon: Early Drawings, published by Belknap Press/Harvard University Press

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