The Art of Ornithology

Our second story in the series Specimen Tales Anand Krishnan~ In the modern era of the Internet, field guides and the ever-burgeoning field of wildlife photography, it isn’t hard for us to get the information we may need on both the appearance of an animal and its posture and behavior in the wild. It is, however, important to remember that this was not always the case. The 19th century saw a rash of wildlife exploration and the description of new forms, and as I mentioned in my last post, these descriptions were based on the collection of specimens for museums. An … Continue reading The Art of Ornithology