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Audubon: real-size bird book

John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a FrenchAmerican ornithologistnaturalisthunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a manner far superior to what had gone before. 

Most remarkable is his book ‘Birds of America’ which depicts over 400 birds in a scale of 1:1. When a specific species such as the flamingo was to big for the book he just adapted the birds position to fit in.

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