Bonaparte Flycatcher (BF)
- Created from internationally recognized, award winning first generation Princeton Audubon Limited prints.*
- Representing the most beautiful and diverse collection of Princeton Audubon Limited prints.
- Uniqely larger (13" x 20") for higher visibility and detail than other garden flags.
- Printed on special brilliant, plush four-ply polyester for double-sided printing.
- Customized for your choice of two different birds on one flag, front and back, at no additional charge.**
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- Handcrafted in the USA.
While Audubon and Joseph Masjon were wandering through a Louisiana cypress swamp on August 13, 1821, Audubon shot and wounded what he believed to be a bird of an unknown species. He first gave it the name "Cypress Swamp Fly Catcher," but later renamed it "Bonaparte's Fly-catcher" in honor of Napoleon's nephew Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a naturalist whom Audubon met in Philadelphia in 1824. Actually, the bird is a young female Canada warbler.
Audubon's young assistant, Joseph Mason, drew the leaves and ripe seed pod of the southern magnolia.
Aptly named, the Canada warbler haunts the undergrowth, shady thickets, and dense woodlands of the north. It is a summer resident in similar terrain in much of New England, New York State, and down the Alleghenies. It is readily identified by its necklace of black pendants on a yellow breast. While it gleans among the leaves in the manner of a warbler, it takes much of its food on the wing like a flycatcher.