Rathbone Warbler

Rathbone Warbler manuscript

Rathbone Warbler
from the Birds of America
by John James Audubon

John James Audubon


Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862), began publication of a chromolithograph edition of The Birds of America in 1859. Only one volume was completed, however, before the Civil War intervened and the project ended.

This is a print of the Rathbone warbler as it appeared in John Woodhouse Audubon's chromolithographic edition. The Rathbone warbler was later identified as an immature yellow warbler, not a new species as Audubon thought.  The manuscript is Audubon's own hand, describing the warbler.

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