John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon is also known for having identified 25 new species. Audubon's influence on ornithology and natural history was far reaching. Charles Darwin quoted Audubon three times in On the Origin of Species and also in later works.
John James Audubon, Carolina Parrot, 1832. Hand-colored engraving on paper. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Enjoy this coloring page based on John James Audubon's Carolina Parrot.