American Flamingo Audubon unframed print
American flamingo print
Limited-edition, American flamingo print by John James Audubon.
- Limited to 200 editions.
- Printed on acid and lignin-free archival paper for an almost perfect match to the original finish.
- The print is debossed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Image description as it appears in the book
Phoenicopterus ruber, Linn. Plate CCCCXXXI. Adult male. Original plate size 65 x 97cm
In their flight they resemble Ibises, and they usually move in lines, with the neck and legs fully extended, alternately flapping their wings for twenty or thirty yards and sailing over a like space.
Before alighting they generally sail round the place for several minutes, when their glowing tints become most conspicuous.
They very rarely alight on the shore itself, unless, as I am told, during the breeding season, but usually in the water, and on shallow banks, whether of mud or of sand, from which however they often wade to the shores.
Their walk is stately and slow, and their cautiousness extreme, so that it is very difficult to approach them, as their great height enables them to see and watch the movements of their various enemies at a distance.
When travelling over the water, they rarely fly at a greater height than eight or ten feet; but when passing over the land, no matter how short the distance may be, they, as well as Ibises and Herons, advance at a considerable elevation.
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