Nashville Warbler by John James Audubon

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 89 audubon

An archival premium Quality art Print of the Nashville Warbler by John James Audubon for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artwork features a male and female specimen for Audubon's ornithology book The Birds of America. This little songbird was plate number or picture #89 in the first Havell edition of this legendary book. Audubon shows the pair of these small yellow birds setting in a bush of swamp spice which is full of ripe red berries. Sylvia Rubricapilla - Mr. Audubon says the following about the Nashville Warbler "I have shot only three or four birds of this species, and these were all that I ever met with. I found them in Louisiana and Kentucky. A few specimens belonging to Mr. TITIAN PEALE of Philadelphia, and which he, with his usual kindness, lent me for a few days, to compare their colouring with my drawings and notes, were the only others that I have seen. It is probable he had procured them in Pennsylvania, although I cannot now recollect if this was really the case. The flight of this little bird is short, light, and entirely similar to that of the other species of this genus already described. Its food consists of insects and larvae, which it procures by searching diligently and actively amongst the leaves and buds of low trees. It does not pursue insects on wing. With the exception of a few low, eagerly repeated, creaking notes, I have not heard any sounds from them. While uttering, these notes, which are all the species seem to have in lieu of song, the male stands erect and still. I am not aware of its nest having been discovered or described by any naturalist. The plant on a twig of which two Nashville Warblers are represented, is usually called the swamp spice. It is a low bush, grows in the water, in swampy and muddy ground, and occurs from Georgia to New York. The berries, which are seldom eaten by birds, have little pulp, and consequently a large seed....." Audubon bird print #89

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