Audubon called this the Buff-breasted Merganser or Goosander. He encountered this bird, now called the Common Merganser, in Texas in April 1837. He had seen a large flock in Galveston Bay.
In the background of the work, Audubon illustrated a view of Cohoes Falls (Mohawk for “Canoe Falls”) in New York. It is a waterfall on the Mohawk River, also called “the great falls of the Mohawk”.
The Rare- Prints Audubon Edition is a fine art series of giclee reproductions, strictly limited to 1500 of some of John James Audubon’s most beloved images. Printed with archival ink on 330 gram Somerset velvet enhanced paper with beautiful deckled edges, the Rare- Prints Edition provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase and enjoy the fantastic illustrations from John James Audubon’s great work, “The Birds of America”.
Each print measures 26 inches by 40 inches, depicting the full, life size images of Audubon’s drawings.