A very common ground bird, the Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) was named after famed naturalist Thomas Swainson by fellow ornithologist Thomas Nutall. This bird is known for its shy nature and heavy overlap of habitat with the Hermit Thrush (which was documented by Audubon).
As this species is not represented in John James Audubon’s “Birds of America” it was my goal to accurately represent the bird in potential habitats. I documented this bird enjoying holly which is an evergreen plant that produces many berries that are a favorite for many birds who winter in harsh environments. They are a common food source for these resiliant songbirds.
Edition of 120 signed and numbered prints, part of the “Resurrecting Audubon’s ‘Birds of America”. Specimen provided by Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Photograph by Lindsey Wohlman
Completed 2015, Print #34 from the series “Resurrecting Audubon’s Birds of America”
Edition of 120 signed archival prints