Art: Menaboni's Birds

Manhattan's bird-painting fans flocked last week to Fifth Avenue's Audubon House to cock their eyes and twitter over a new set of Southern bird pictures. Few bird lovers would crook their necks to look at a Rembrandt. But they will flock like wild geese to see a well-drawn picture of a roseate spoonbill's rump sticking out of a swamp. And these pictures were unusual, not only for the meticulous exactitude with which they depicted the spreading wings of buffleheads, warblers and herons, but for the realism with which they reproduced the iridescent sheen...

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