Google doodle paints birds to honour ornithologist Audubon

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Google Doodle
California, Apr 26: Internet giant Google once again changed its corporate logo to honour the 226th birthday of the famous French-American ornithologist John James Audubon. The new Google doodle displays branches of trees with colourful birds.

Unlike the other doodles, Google kept the latest doodle for John James Audubon simple. The company name 'Google' was depicted with birds, but there was no animation or secret tricks in the doodle.

Audubon was born in Apr 26, 1785 in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and raised in France as a youth. He immigrated to United States when he was 18-years-old in order to avoid joining Napoleon's army. After a series of unsuccessful business ventures, Audubon started painting. The subject of his works were birds and he travelled to different places.

Audubon dedicated his life for painting, classifying, and descriptions of the birds in the world. In 1838, he published his famous book 'Birds of America' which has 435 colored plates, containing 1055 figures of birds the size of life. Audubon died on Jan 27, 1851 at the age of 65.

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