Hooping Crane: The Birds of America by John James Audubon, Vol. III, Pl. 261. London, 1827-1838, (Elephant Folio). From the John James Audubon “Bird’s in America Collection” in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress. For the full work see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52402
- John James Audubon painted this Snowy Egret in 1832 while he was living in Charleston, South Carolina. George Lehman painted the background. It has been speculated that the hunter pictured in the background is Audubon or perhaps one of his friends.
Brown Pelican: engraving by John James Audubon. The pelican is a symbol of Christ. The pelican was believed to wound itself in order to feed its young with its own blood (listen to the hymn "Adoro te Devote").