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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"Red-Tailed Hawk" (1821; reworked later)

Audubon painted the courtship of a male and female Red-Tailed Hawk, wherein the male swoops down at the larger female, who rolls over midair in an act of submission. The hare clutched in the female's claws is depicted defecating out of fear.