Tag Archives: Birds

1918: Mysterious Island

N. C. Wyeth: Endpapers for a 1918 edition of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1874). The book, a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, recounts the adventures of five Union soldiers who escape their Confederate captors in a hot … Continue reading

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1864: Bird and Weeds

Léon Bonvin: Landscape with Bird and Weeds (1864)

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1850: The Last Hoopoe Starling

FREGILUPUS VARIA As long ago as 1674 a note about the “Huppe” exists, by “Le Sieur D.B.,” i.e., Dubois. He says, when describing the birds of Réunion (translated): “Hoopoes or ‘Callendres,’ having a white tuft on the head, the rest … Continue reading

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1918: It Is Well that No Protection Be Afforded the Bird

The Common Crow (corvus brachyrhynchos); frontispiece of The Crow and Its Relation to Man (E. R. Kalmbach, 1918). When feeding on injurious insects, crustaceans, rodents, and carrion, and when dispersing seeds of beneficial plants, the crow is working largely for … Continue reading

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1960’s: Totem

Chief Henry Speck: Totem: Eagle (1960’s) (source)

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1904: Art Forms

Plates from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (1904):   See more here.

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2012: The Birds

stuntkid: The Birds (2012) (source)

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