The Birds of America is the title of a book by naturalist and painter John James Audubon, containing paintings and scientific description of a wide variety of birds of the United States. It was first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838.
The work consists of 435 hand-colored,
life-size prints of 497 bird species made from engraved plates
measuring around 39 by 26 inches. The work contains just over
700 North American bird species.