Brown Booby #22, one day old, Kure Atoll (undated).
Creator: unknown...Local number: SIA2013-07691...Summary: Brown Booby chick on Kure Atoll (c. 1960's) was photographed as part of field work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program....Dates: c. 1962-1969...Collection: RU 000245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923; Box 222, Folder 11, Envelope 3. ( http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_216809 ) ...Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives ( http://siarchives.si.edu ) ...View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution. ( http://collections.si.edu )
In the 1700's and 1800's naturalists used their scientific knowledge to draw birds with great detail. The most famous bird paintings were by the naturalist artists John Gould (1804-1881) and John J. Audubon (1785–1851).