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This striking illustration by John James Audubon depicts an adult Purple heron (Ardeo rufescens), with elegant blue legs, in full spring plumage, alongside a 2-year-old heron. The image is from The Birds of America, from original drawings by John James Audubon (London, 1827-38).N.L.TAB.2.(3) plate 256.
Creator: John James Audubon