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James Audubon - The White-Tailed Tropic Bird

The White-Tailed Tropic Bird
Giclée Prints
Available in multiple sizes, as shown, Giclées are:
Paper: Printed to bleed
Canvas: Printed with 2 ins (5 cms) of white border, Museum Finish.
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RX83912-D130 x 20 ins
75 x 50 cms
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RX83912-D236 x 24 ins
90 x 60 cms
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RX83912-D372 x 48 ins
180 x 120 cms
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RX83912-D448 x 32 ins
120 x 80 cms
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Artist Biography
James AudubonJohn James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.

His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species and a number of new sub-species.
About this Piece
The White-tailed Tropicbird, is the, smallest of three closely related seabirds of the tropical oceans and smallest member of the order Phaethontiformes. It lives in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The White-tailed Tropicbird breeds on tropical islands laying a single egg directly onto the ground or a cliff ledge. It disperses widely across the oceans when not breeding, and sometimes wanders far. It feeds on fish and squid, caught by surface plunging, but this species is a poor swimmer.

The adult White-tailed Tropicbird is a slender, mainly white bird, 71–80 cm long including the very long central tail feathers, which double its total length. The wingspan is 89–96 cm, and there is a black band on the inner wing. There is black through the eye and the bill is orange-yellow to orange red. The bill colour, pure white back and black wing bar distinguish this species from the Red-billed species.

Sexes are similar, although males are longer tailed, and juveniles lack the tail streamers, but have a green-yellow bill, and a finely barred back.