It's easy to see in Zuckerman's work the influence of that most famous of avian portraitists, John James Audubon. "The Audubon collection has always fascinated me specifically because of his ability to strip away context and focus our eyes on the bird itself," Zuckerman says. "The drawings are incredibly detailed, which also amazes me."
American crows are vocal, highly intelligent, and a common sight in urban neighborhoods. Recently, researchers found that crows have the ability to recognize individual human faces, allowing them to remember dangerous persons from past encounters.