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New on Galaxy of Images … For Wild Bird Feeding Month

This plate from John James Audubon's The birds of America: from drawings made in the United States and their territories, 1840-1844 depicts the Hudsonian Godwit, or Limosa haemastica. As you might suspect, they tend to breed near the Hudson Bay, as well as farther north in Canada and even as far as Alaska, and then migrating to South America.

A Hudsonian Godwit in Rio Grande, Rio Gande do Sul, Brazil, by Cláudio Dias Timm from Rio Grande do Sul.

Audubon's drawing of the female is very close to bird in this recent photograph.

—Elizabeth Periale

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