Google has unveiled its latest Doodle - this time with an ornithological offering that celebrates the birthday of French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter John James Audubon.

It would have been JJA's 226th birthday, had he not died in 1851 and broke all know mortality records.

Audubon was born on a sugar plantation in Les Cayes, Haiti in 1785 and died in New York, aged 65.

We'd love to be a fly on the wall for a Google Doodle meeting. How exactly do they decide on who gets a Doodle and what birthdays are significant?

Recently we've seen efforts celebrating the lives of Jane Austin (on what would have been her 235th birthday), Charlie Chaplin (122nd) and Harry Houdini (137th).

It all seems a bit random doesn't it?

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