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John James Audubon.

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John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was aFrench-American ornithologistnaturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, The Birds of North America (1827-1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works. Audubon identified 25 new species and a number of new sub-species.

Jean-Jacques Audubon was born in Les Cayes in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti)[1] on his father's sugar plantation. He was the illegitimate (or natural) son of Lieutenant Jean Audubon, a French naval officer (and privateer), and his mistress Jeanne Rabin, a 27-year-old chambermaid from France.[2][3] They named the boy Jean Rabin.[4] His mother died when the boy was a few months old, as she had suffered from tropical disease since arriving on the island. His father already had two mixed-race children by his mulatto housekeeper, Sanitte (described as a quadroon, meaning she was three-quarters European in ancestry).[5] Following Jeanne Rabin's death, Jean Audubon renewed his relationship with Sanitte and had another daughter by her, named Rose. Sanitte also took care of the infant boy Jean.[6]


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