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The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina Van Grouw Combines Anatomy with Art

By: Leslie Chen - Published: Feb 5, 2013 • References: unfeatheredbird and brainpickings.org
Oftentimes annoying yet undeniably elegant, birds are constantly around but rarely celebrated like in The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina Van Grouw.

Illustrated and written by Grouw, who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Natural History Illustration, The Unfeathered Bird boasts a total of 300 unique and detailed drawings of different bird species. It combines science, art and history for a fascinating look at the detailed anatomy of more than 200 types of birds.

The intricacy with which each image is drawn makes The Unfeathered Bird an amazing introduction to the avian world, or perhaps a more in-depth look for those already acquainted with the more commonly known robin, penguin and blue jay.