COOL IMAGES: To Kill (and Paint) a Mockingbird

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Science  16 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5426, pp. 295
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5426.295a

Twenty paintings from John James Audubon's 1827 The Birds of America, along with masterpieces by Alexander Wilson, Elizabeth and John Gould, and 38 more 18th and 19th century ornithologist-artists are on virtual display at a Cornell University Library exhibit called Beautiful Birds. The art and science of bird studies developed in tandem during this period, particularly in the Americas, where the rush to discover (and name) new species lured ornithologists out into the wilderness to collect and paint specimens.

The Cornell site guides visitors through different eras and techniques, and includes links to bird songs.

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