John James Audubon

John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. His comprehensive interests in art and ornithology turned into a endeavor to make a perfect pictoral LP of all the bird species of North America. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting whatever types of American natural world and for his detailed illustrations, which depicted the natural world in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate compilation titled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon is along with known for identifying 25 additional species. He is the eponym of the National Audubon Society, and his read out adorns a large number of towns, neighborhoods, and streets in every part of the United States. Dozens of scientific names first published by Audubon are currently in use by the scientific community.

In the 2020s reappraisal of figures vigorous with slavery, the Audubon Naturalist Society announced in October 2021 that it would bend its publish to separate the read out of Audubon, who owned slaves, opposed the abolition of slavery, and argued for the supposed inferiority of black and indigenous people.

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