TITLE

Audubon's Mystery Birds

AUTHOR(S)
Parkes, Kenneth
PUB. DATE
April 1985
SOURCE
Natural History;Apr85, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles John James Audubon, the pioneer American ornithologist. Meeting of Audubon and Alexander Wilson, who was also a passionate ornithologist; Species they identified that were actually not an entirely new species, but the female or male of the same species; Five of Audobon's identifications that continue to puzzle ornithologist; Hybrid duck species that Audobon named after his friend Thomas Brewer.
ACCESSION #
8500001396

 

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