Audubon's Aviary: Part I of The Complete Flock

By James Tarmy - 2013-03-07T23:44:34Z

Photograph by New York Historical Society via Bloomberg

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"Northern Bobwhite and Red-Shouldered Hawk" (1825)

In this painting of what Audubon called the "terror and confusion" of a hawk attacking a flock of quail, the artist depicted 18 male, female, and juvenile Bobwhites, known to have a "love call" of three distinct notes.

This painting is one of 435 watercolors by John James Audubon, on view at the New York Historical Society, March 8- May 19th.