Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, and black ink, with touches of gouache and white lead pigment, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 5/16 x 24 3/16 in. (94.8 x 61.4 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "John.J.A"; at lower left of center, over sketch of bill: "Bill"; at lower center: "Columbia Jay"
Audubon erroneosly included this Mexican species in "The Birds of America"; this was the bird chosen by the U.S. Postal Service for its commemorative stamp honoring Audubon; each jay pasted on
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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