132 illustrations of birds including: hammer, harpy, harrier, hawk, heron, hoopoe, house-martin, humming bird, ibijau, ibis, and indigo bird

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European cousin.

Great White Heron

White, often with a yellowish tinge, the great white heron of America closely resembles its European…

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small wading bird in the Ardeidae family of herons, and is native to North and Central America.

Green Heron

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small wading bird in the Ardeidae family of herons, and is…

The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a large wading bird of the heron family.

Grey Heron

The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a large wading bird of the heron family.

"Nyctiardea grisea naevia. Black-crowned Night Heron. Qua-bird. Squawk. Crown, scapulars and interscapulars very dark glossy green; other upper parts, wings and tail, pale bluish-gray with a lilac or lavender tinge, most decided on the neck. Forehead and throat-line white, shading into the lilaceous of the neck; under parts whitish,tinged with lilac. The long occipital plumes white. Eyes red; lores greenish; bill black; legs yellow; claws brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Night Heron

"Nyctiardea grisea naevia. Black-crowned Night Heron. Qua-bird. Squawk. Crown, scapulars and interscapulars…

"twenty-nine inches long; slate-gray above; dark maroon and slate-gray beneath ; found in the warmer parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa." — Goodrich, 1859

Purple Heron

"twenty-nine inches long; slate-gray above; dark maroon and slate-gray beneath ; found in the warmer…

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared with the size of the bird."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Grey Heron

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared…

Hesperornis is an extinct genus of flightless aquatic birds that lived during the Santonian to Campanian sub-epochs of the Late Cretaceous (89-65 mya). Hesperornis were very large birds, reaching up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. They had virtually no wings, swimming with powerful hind legs. Their toes were probably lobed rather than being webbed, as in today's grebes; like in these, the toes could rotate well, which is necessary to decrease drag in lobed feet but not in webbed ones such as in loons, where the toes are simply folded together.

Hesperornis

Hesperornis is an extinct genus of flightless aquatic birds that lived during the Santonian to Campanian…

"The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus cristatus) is curious and highly specialized. "The body is long and thin, the bill is strong with basal serrations on the maxilla; bristles surround the gape, and the eye-lids have distinct lashes- a rare fact among birds. The reticulated metatarsi are fairly stout; the toes are long; the hallux being unusually developed and the claws slightly curved. The short rounded wings have ten primaries and nine secondaries. The plumage in both sexes is olive above with white markings, and dull rufous below; the long loose crest and the tip of the tail are yellowish, and patch of bare bluish-black skin surrounds the eyes." A. H. Evans, 1900

Hoatzin

"The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus cristatus) is curious and highly specialized. "The body is long and thin,…

"Meliphaga phrygia, the Warty-faced Honey-Eater, is yellow and black, spotted and barred below." A. H. Evans, 1900 The sexes are similar, however, the male is bigger.

Warty-faced Honey Eater

"Meliphaga phrygia, the Warty-faced Honey-Eater, is yellow and black, spotted and barred below." A.…

The hoopoes are easily recognized from the double range of plumes which form an arched crest on their head, which they can raise at pleasure.

Hoopoe

The hoopoes are easily recognized from the double range of plumes which form an arched crest on their…

The hoopoes are easily recognized from the double range of plumes which form an arched crest on their head.

Hoopoe

The hoopoes are easily recognized from the double range of plumes which form an arched crest on their…

Widely distributed over Africa, Asia, and Europe, the hoopoe has a distinctive crest of feathers on its head.

Hoopoe

Widely distributed over Africa, Asia, and Europe, the hoopoe has a distinctive crest of feathers on…

An old world bird that is distinguished by it's vibrant plumage and downward-curving bill, and bright crest.

Hoopoe

An old world bird that is distinguished by it's vibrant plumage and downward-curving bill, and bright…

"Diagram showing the tracts where the principal growth of feathers occurs (Upupa epops). The dotted areas are the pteryla." -Galloway, 1915

Hoopoe

"Diagram showing the tracts where the principal growth of feathers occurs (Upupa epops). The dotted…

The hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colorful bird known for the crest upon its head.

Hoopoe

The hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colorful bird known for the crest upon its head.

"Upupa epops, not unfrequently visits Britain, where it has nested on several occasions; it breeds from Southern Scandinavia to Northern Africa and the Atlantic Islands, migrating a little further south; while it extends through most of Asia and reaches Japan. The fine erectile crest, the head, neck, and lower parts are cinnamon-coloured; the remaining plumage is black, varied with buff and white; a band of the latter crosses the tail; and head plumes are tipped with black and white." A. H. Evans

Hoopoe

"Upupa epops, not unfrequently visits Britain, where it has nested on several occasions; it breeds from…

"The Hoopoes have long, slender, triangular and slightly-curved beaks."

Hoopoes (Upupa Epops)

"The Hoopoes have long, slender, triangular and slightly-curved beaks."

The hornbill family are remarkable for the very large size of the beak, and the large protuberance that sits atop it. The upper protuberance is hollow and serves as a sounding board to cause reverberations when the bird cries out.

Hornbill

The hornbill family are remarkable for the very large size of the beak, and the large protuberance that…

The hornbill family are remarkable for the very large size of the beak, and the large protuberance that sits atop it. The upper protuberance is hollow and serves as a sounding board to cause reverberations when the bird cries out.

Hornbill

The hornbill family are remarkable for the very large size of the beak, and the large protuberance that…

"Hornbills are a remarkable group of birds confined to Southern Asia and Africa, akin to the kingfishers and the toucans, remarkable for the very large size of the bill, and for an extraordinary horny protuberance by which it is surmounted, nearly as large as the bill itself, and of cellular structure within."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Hornbill

"Hornbills are a remarkable group of birds confined to Southern Asia and Africa, akin to the kingfishers…

A large bird, found in Africa and Asia, having a large bill curved downward, on which is a process resembling another growing upward.

Hornbill

A large bird, found in Africa and Asia, having a large bill curved downward, on which is a process resembling…

A concave hornbill perched on a branch, with mountains rising behind it.

Concave Hornbill

A concave hornbill perched on a branch, with mountains rising behind it.

"They walk with difficulty and their flight is clumsy. [They are] native to Malaysia, India and Sumatra.

Concave-Casqued Hornbill

"They walk with difficulty and their flight is clumsy. [They are] native to Malaysia, India and Sumatra.

"Dichoceros bicornis of India and the Malay countries has a large yellowish-red casque, hallowed and ending in two points anteriorly, which shews black markings in the males; the naked orbits are pinkish." A. H. Evans, 1900 This sketch depicts a female Hornbill laying down next to her young, feeding it.

Female Hornbill Laying Down Feeding Her Young

"Dichoceros bicornis of India and the Malay countries has a large yellowish-red casque, hallowed and…

The Rytidoceros undulatus, Plait-billed Hornbill, or Wreathed Hornbill, has black wings, belly, and back. The male has a buff colored head with red plumes from the nape, a naked yellow gular pouch that has a black stripe. The female has a black head and neck with a blue gular pouch. The feet are black, the bill yellow, the the iris red.

Plait-billed Hornbill

The Rytidoceros undulatus, Plait-billed Hornbill, or Wreathed Hornbill, has black wings, belly, and…

The Screamers are inhabitants of South America. They live isolated, in pairs, and are mild and peaceful in their nature.

Horned Screamer (Palamedea Cornuta)

The Screamers are inhabitants of South America. They live isolated, in pairs, and are mild and peaceful…

The Wing-Banded Hornero (Furnarius figulus) is a bird in the Furnariidae family of ovenbirds.

Wing-Banded Hornero

The Wing-Banded Hornero (Furnarius figulus) is a bird in the Furnariidae family of ovenbirds.

"Heteralocha acutirostris, the New Zealand Huia, the female has a remarkably long, curved bill, that of the male being short, stout, and nearly straight, The plumage is greenish-black, with a white-tipped tail; the bill is whitish, the feet are blue-grey, the large rictal wattles orange." A. H. Evans, 1900

Huia

"Heteralocha acutirostris, the New Zealand Huia, the female has a remarkably long, curved bill, that…

"Trochilus colubris. Ruby-throated Humming-bird. Tail forked, its feathers all narrow and pointed; no scales on crown; metallic gorget reflecting ruby-red. Above, golden-green; below, white, the sides green; wings and tail dusky-purplish. Female: Lacking gorget; throat white, speckled with dusky; tail double rounded, the central feathers shorter than the next, the lateral then graduated; all broader than in males to near the end, then rapidly narrowing with concave inner margin; tail with black bars, and the lateral feathers white-tipped; no rufous on tail in either sex." Elliot Coues, 1884

Ruby-throated Humming-bird

"Trochilus colubris. Ruby-throated Humming-bird. Tail forked, its feathers all narrow and pointed; no…

Three Humming-birds feeding on the nectar of flowers as two birds fly by overhead.

Humming-Birds

Three Humming-birds feeding on the nectar of flowers as two birds fly by overhead.

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbirds are New World birds found primarily in South America.

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are New World birds found primarily in South America.

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Broad-tailed humming birds by flowers.

Hummingbird

Broad-tailed humming birds by flowers.

A very small bird remarkable for the metallic brilliancy of its plumage, and for its swift motion and noise of its wings in flight.

Hummingbird

A very small bird remarkable for the metallic brilliancy of its plumage, and for its swift motion and…

A humming-bird on a perch.

Hummingbird

A humming-bird on a perch.

"The Eulampis jugularis, or Hummingbird, has brilliant coloration almost defies description, the most exquisite metallic or jewel-like hues glorifying a background of green, blue, or brown; while crests, ear-tufts, neck-frills, and pendent beards ending in points or forks, add to the effect." A. H. Evans, 1900

Hummingbird

"The Eulampis jugularis, or Hummingbird, has brilliant coloration almost defies description, the most…

The back view of a hummingbird.

Hummingbird

The back view of a hummingbird.

Hummingbird species (Ornismya): Gould's hummingbird (O. gouldii), Bar-tailed hummingbird (O. sappho), Cora hummingbird (O. cora), and the double-crested hummingbird (O. chrysolopha).

Hummingbird Species

Hummingbird species (Ornismya): Gould's hummingbird (O. gouldii), Bar-tailed hummingbird (O. sappho),…

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Bar-Tailed Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

"Aithurus polytmus, the Long-tailed Hummingbird, peculiar to Jamaica, the two tail-feathers next to the outer pair are immensely elongated, and, after crossing one another, bend outwards in a curve; the lateral rectrices are bluish-black, as is the head with its divided crest; all the outer parts being luminous green, and the bill red with black tip. The female is chiefly green above and white below, with brownish brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Long Tailed Hummingbird

"Aithurus polytmus, the Long-tailed Hummingbird, peculiar to Jamaica, the two tail-feathers next to…

The Coppery-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

Coppery-Bellied Puffleg

The Coppery-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

A species of hummingbird, the Red-Tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura) is native to South America.

Red-Tailed Comet

A species of hummingbird, the Red-Tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura) is native to South America.

The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a bird with a long beak and rapid wings. This species is known for the red color upon its neck.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a bird with a long beak and rapid wings. This…

The Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

Peruvian Sheartail

The Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

The White-Tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a bird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

White-Tipped Sicklebill Hummingbird

The White-Tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a bird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

Supercolious Hummingbird

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

A bird with a long, skinny bill. The bill is used to probe long tubular flowers for food.

Sword Bearing Hummingbird

A bird with a long, skinny bill. The bill is used to probe long tubular flowers for food.

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

Topaz Hummingbird

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

These hummingbirds "are alike only in their long, slender bills", (Hooker, 1886).

Hummingbirds

These hummingbirds "are alike only in their long, slender bills", (Hooker, 1886).

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

A trio of hummingbirds resting on a branch, one of which is in a nest.

Hummingbirds

A trio of hummingbirds resting on a branch, one of which is in a nest.

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from flowers.

Hummingbirds

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from…

A group of humming birds, two of which are vying for a flower's nectar.

Hummingbirds

A group of humming birds, two of which are vying for a flower's nectar.

Four humming birds, two of which are resting on a branch, while the other two cavort in the air above.

Hummingbirds

Four humming birds, two of which are resting on a branch, while the other two cavort in the air above.

Also known as the Sultana-fowl. "When eating, sometimes is stands on one foot and uses the other as a hand, in order to convey the food to its beak."

Hyacinthine Gallinule

Also known as the Sultana-fowl. "When eating, sometimes is stands on one foot and uses the other as…

The great ibijau is approximately the size of a barn owl, and inhabits hollow trees.

Great Ibijau

The great ibijau is approximately the size of a barn owl, and inhabits hollow trees.

A genus of wading birds, one species of which was regarded in ancient Egypt with a degree of respect bordering on adoration.

Ibis

A genus of wading birds, one species of which was regarded in ancient Egypt with a degree of respect…