Mealagris gallopavo. Linn.
Even the prose of academic biographies sometimes cannot mask the visceral enthusiasm that Audubon's work elicits: "Yet the splendour of his paintings, as produced by Lizars and the Havells, remains stunning: the big birds in particular - the Wild Turkey, the Whooping Crane, the Golden Eagle - take one's breath away. "*
* Duff Hart-Davis, Audubon's Elephant: America's Greatest Naturalist and the Making of The Birds of America (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2004): 271.