Towhe Bunting Fine Art Bird Print by John James Audubon

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 29 audubon

An archival premium quality art print of the Towhe Bunting or Ground Finch bird by John James Audubon for sale by Brandywine General Store. The famous artist drew this bird for his famous ornithology book The Birds of America. The picture shows a male and female in a thicket of blackberry briars which are in full bloom, these small songbirds were picture number 29 in the 1st Havell edition of Audubon's book. Audubon says of the Towhe Bunting - "The flight of the Towhe Bunting is short, low, and performed from one bush or spot to another, in a hurried manner, with repeated strong jerks of the tail, and such quick motions of the wings, that one may hear their sound, although the bird should happen to be out of sight. On the ground, where it is more usually to be seen, it hops lightly, without moving the tail more than the Common Sparrow of Europe. It is a diligent bird, spending its days in searching for food and gravel, amongst the dried leaves and in the earth, scratching with great assiduity, and every now and then uttering the notes towhee, from which it has obtained its name. At other times, it ascends to the top of a small tree, or its favourite low bushes and briars, on which it sings very sweetly a few continued mellow notes..." Audubon Birds art print #29

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