Thursday, November 1, 2012
Birds of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahamas
Behold a selection of the birds featured in Volume 1 of Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: "containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants: particularly the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors. Together with their descriptions in English and French. To which are added, observations on the air, soil, and waters: with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c., by Mark Catesby and George Edwards." These birds have oodles of personality—even at times an aura of self-possessed nobility. The entire book can be seen online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.