122 illustrations of birds including: jacamar, jacana, jackdaw, jarbiru, jay, kestrel, king bird, kingfisher, kinglet, kite, kiwi, kohlmeise, kookaburra, lammergeier, land-rail, lapwing, lark, linnet, loon, lory, love bird, and lyre bird

"They are perfectly fearless of man; restless and quarrelsome in their habits."

Common Jacana

"They are perfectly fearless of man; restless and quarrelsome in their habits."

The head of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds, popularly known as climbing birds. The most important of the families are the cuckoos, the woodpeckers and wry-necks, the parrots, the toucans, the trogons, the barbets, and the plantain-eaters.

Head of a Great Jacamar

The head of a Great Jacamar, a bird belonging to the Scansores order. Scansores is an order of birds,…

Their habits are little known; but it is certain that they live isolated or in pairs, that they are stupid, move but little, and rarely depart from their chosen dwelling, (Figuier, 1869).

Jacamar

Their habits are little known; but it is certain that they live isolated or in pairs, that they are…

The red-tailed jacamar, native to the island of Trinidad.

Red-Tailed Jacamar

The red-tailed jacamar, native to the island of Trinidad.

The White-Eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis) is a bird in the Galbulidae family of jacamars.

White-Eared Jacamar

The White-Eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis) is a bird in the Galbulidae family of jacamars.

These birds have long toes and claws that permit them to walk easily across leaves of tropical aquatic plants.

Jacana

These birds have long toes and claws that permit them to walk easily across leaves of tropical aquatic…

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

Jacana

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

"The Jacana is a wading bird; a genus of grallatores. They are very light birds; and the wide surface over which their toes extend enables them the more easily to procure their food, consisting of worms, small fishes, and insects, by walking on the leaves of aquatic plants which float on the water. Various species of the jacana are spread over the tropical regions."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Jacana

"The Jacana is a wading bird; a genus of grallatores. They are very light birds; and the wide surface…

"Hydrophasianus chirurgus, the Indian Jacana, of most of the Indian Region, is Bronzy-brown above and purplish-black below, with no fleshy outgrowths, but a large sharp spur. The head is white in front, with an intervening black lateral stripe; the wings are mainly white, with curious filamentous appendages to the attenuated blackish outer primaries; the four median feathers of dark brown tail are enormously elongated and decurved. The winter and immature plumage is almost entirely bronzy-brown, with white under surface crossed by a black gorget; but the young have a rufous head." A. H. Evans, 1900

Indian Jacana

"Hydrophasianus chirurgus, the Indian Jacana, of most of the Indian Region, is Bronzy-brown above and…

"Parra. Jacanas. Bill plover-like, contracted in continuity, enlarged terminally; with culmen depressed to end of nasal groove, then convex and decurved; outline of mandibular rami about straight to the gonys, which is ascending; commissure about straight to the decurved end. Nasal grooves along the contracted portion of the bill; nostrils small, elliptical, situate in advance of the base of the bill. Angle of mouth with a leaf-like lobe of skin (rudimentary in our species). Forehead with a large leaf-like lobe of skin, with free lateral and posterior edges, adherent centrally and anteriorly where reaching base of upper mandible. A sharp horny spur on bend o wing Primaries 10, not peculiar in structure; outer 3 about equal and longest, overlaid by the inner quills in the closed wing. Tail very short, with soft rectrices concealed be the coverts. Tibia bare below, and with the tarsus scutellate before and behind, the scutella tending to become confluent in a continuous sheath. All the toes, claws included, longer than tarsus; middle toe alone nearly as long as tarsus; outer toe alone about as long as middle, its claw shorter than that of middle toe; inner toe a little shorter than outer, its claw longer; hind toe only about as long as basal joint of middle toe, but its claw much longer than itself; all the claws slender, about straight, very acute." Elliot Coues, 1884

Parra Jacana

"Parra. Jacanas. Bill plover-like, contracted in continuity, enlarged terminally; with culmen depressed…

The jackdaw is a nonmigratory bird, distributed throughout Middle Europe and Asia, as well as Great Britain.

Jackdaw

The jackdaw is a nonmigratory bird, distributed throughout Middle Europe and Asia, as well as Great…

A small European crow.

Jackdaw

A small European crow.

"Corvus monedul. Jackdaw. The species throughout uniform lustrous black, including the bill and feet; nasal bristles about half as long as the bill, which exhibits the typical cultrirostral style. Nostrils large, but entirely concealed. Wings much longer than tail, folding about to its end. Several outer primaries sinuate-attenuate on inner webs. Tail rounded, with broad feathers, sinuate-truncate at ends, with mucronate shafts. Feet stout; tarsus more or less nearly equal to middle toe and claw, roughly scutellate in front, laminar behind, with a set of small plates between." Elliot Coues, 1884

jackdaw

"Corvus monedul. Jackdaw. The species throughout uniform lustrous black, including the bill and feet;…

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered today. They are excellent for both meat and egg production.

Pair of Black Javas

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered…

"Jay is the popular name of a species of birds belonging to the crow family, of a vinous red color; the back pale gray; the rump and upper tail coverts white; the tail black or gray, with bluish-gray bars; the wing coverts light gray, in the median series light gray inclining to chestnut; the bastard wing or primary coverts barred with black or bright cobalt blue; headed with an erectile crest; forehead white, streaked with black. Length about 13 inches. It is a beautiful bird, but attacks peas and other garden crops, to which it is very destructive, especially in the vicinity of woods and forests, alnd also easts worms, larvæ, and snails. It is often kept as a cage bird. The common blue jay is found over a large portion of North and South America. The green jay of the Unites States is well known."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Jay

"Jay is the popular name of a species of birds belonging to the crow family, of a vinous red color;…

A common American bird; called also blue jay.

Jay

A common American bird; called also blue jay.

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers and crest upon the head.

Blue Jay

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers…

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

Blue Jays

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

A bird mostly blue in color native to North America.

Blue Jay

A bird mostly blue in color native to North America.

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to North America. It belongs to the "blue" or American jays, which are, among the Corvidae, not closely related to other jays. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitat for many decades.

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to…

"Cyanocitta cristata. Blue Jay. Male: Purplish-blue, below pale purplish-gray, whitening on throat, belly, and crissum. A black collar across lower throat and up the sides of the neck and head behind the crest; a black frontlet bordered with whitish. Wings pure rich blue, with black bars, the greater coverts, secondaries, and tail-feathers, except the central, broadly tipped with pure white; tail much rounded, the graduation over an inch." Elliot Coues, 1884

Blue Jay

"Cyanocitta cristata. Blue Jay. Male: Purplish-blue, below pale purplish-gray, whitening on throat,…

"Perisoreus canadensis. Canada Jay. Whiskey Jack. Moose-bird. Gray whitening on head, neck, and breast; a dark cap on hind and nape, separated by a gray cervical collar from ashy-plumbeous back; wings and tail plumbeous, the feathers obscurely tipped with whitish. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Canada Jay

"Perisoreus canadensis. Canada Jay. Whiskey Jack. Moose-bird. Gray whitening on head, neck, and breast;…

"European Jay. Garrulus glandarius. With the wings much shorter than or about equalling the tail, both rounded; tip of the wing formed by the 4th-7th quills. The feet, as well as the bill, are usually weaker than in the true crows, and the birds are more strictly arboricole, usually advancing by leaps when on the ground, to which they do not habitually resort. In striking contrast to most Corvinae, the jays are usually birds of right and varied colors, among which blue is the most prominent; and the head is frequently crested. The sexes are nearly alike, and the changes of plumage do not appear to be as great as is usual among highly-colored birds, although some differences are frequently observable. Our well-known Blue Jay is a familiar illustration of the habits and traits of the species in general. They are found in most parts of the world, and reach their highest development in the warmer portions of American. With one boreal (Perisoreus), the genera of the Old and New Word are entirely different." Elliot Coues, 1884

Eurasian Jay

"European Jay. Garrulus glandarius. With the wings much shorter than or about equalling the tail, both…

The European Jay is brownish red tinged with grey. It has a patch of ultramarine blue banded with black on its wings, (Figuier, 1869).

European Jay

The European Jay is brownish red tinged with grey. It has a patch of ultramarine blue banded with black…

The European jay is common through Europe, feeding on vegetables and fruits, as well as on insects and worms.

European Jay

The European jay is common through Europe, feeding on vegetables and fruits, as well as on insects and…

A pair of great-crested jays, native to South America.

Great Crested Jay

A pair of great-crested jays, native to South America.

"Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha. Long-crested Jay. Upper parts sooty umber-brown, with a faint blue tinge, blackening on head and neck all around in decided contrast, passing on rump and upper tail-coverts into beautiful light cobalt-blue; passing on fore breast into the same blue which occupies all the under parts. Crest black, but faced on forehead with bluish-white, which, when the feathers are not disturbed, runs in two parallel lines from the nostrils upward - these colored tips of the feathers of firmer texture than their basal portions. One or both eyelids patched with white. Chin abruptly whitish, streaky. Exposed surfaces of wings rich indigo-blue, most intense on the inner secondaries, which, with the greater coverts, are regularly and firmly barred across both webs with black; the outer webs of the primaries lighter blue, more like that of the rump or under parts, Upper surface of tail rich indigo, like the secondaries, and similarly black-barred; these bands most distinct towards the end and on the outer webs of the feathers; tail viewed from below appearing mostly blackish. Iris dark. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues , 1884

Long-crested Jay

"Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha. Long-crested Jay. Upper parts sooty umber-brown, with a faint blue…

The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is a bird in the Corvidae family of oscine passerine birds. It was also known as the synonym, the Blue Crow (Gymnocitta cyanocephala).

Pinyon Jay

The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is a bird in the Corvidae family of oscine passerine birds.…

Also known as Cyanocitta cristata. These birds have a loud, harsh voice and striking colors. They occasionally prey upon the eggs or young of other birds, but mostly feed largely upon grain and other hard seeds. They are located broadly throughout North America.

The Common Blue Jay

Also known as Cyanocitta cristata. These birds have a loud, harsh voice and striking colors. They occasionally…

The Juncos, genus Junco, are small American sparrows. Their systematics are still very confusing after decades of research, with various authors accepting between three and twelve species. Despite their name appearing to derive from the Spanish term for the plant genus Juncus (rushes), these birds are seldom found among rush plants as these prefer wet ground while juncos rather like dry soil.

Junco

The Juncos, genus Junco, are small American sparrows. Their systematics are still very confusing after…

The Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants. It was also known as the synonym Gallus ferrugineus.

Red Junglefowl

The Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants. It was also known…

"Rhinochetus jubatus, the Kuga ... has powder-down patches that are profusely distributed over the whole body, except toward the remiges and rectrices. The plumage is slaty-grey, with indistinct dark bars on the wings and tail; while the former expanded rufous and white bands appear, varied by black markings; while a long, erectile whitish-grey crest adorns the occiput and nape. The bill and feet are orange and red." A. H. Evans, 1900

Kagu

"Rhinochetus jubatus, the Kuga ... has powder-down patches that are profusely distributed over the whole…

"Stringops habroptilus, the Kakapo or Tarapo of New Zealand has sap-green upper parts, with yellow middles to the feathers and transverse brown markings; yellower lower surface; and browner cheeks, remiges, and rectrices. The soft plumage, the disc of feathers round the eye, and the nocturnal habits have given this bird the name Owl-Parrot." A. H. Evans, 1900

Kakapo

"Stringops habroptilus, the Kakapo or Tarapo of New Zealand has sap-green upper parts, with yellow middles…

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

Faithful Kamichi, or Crested Screamer

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

"Nestor notabilis, the Kea of the south island of New Zealand, has olive-green plumage with blackish margins; the wings and tail are varied with blue and yellow, the latter having a brown subterminal band; the rump and under wing-coverts are scarlet. The female is duller."

A Kea Sitting a Tree Branch

"Nestor notabilis, the Kea of the south island of New Zealand, has olive-green plumage with blackish…

Falco tinnunculus. Common Kestral. This bird is a European bird of prey. Plumage on upperside, chestnut-brown with black spots; underside narrow black streaks; tail has a black tip with thin white rim; male has bluish-gray head; female has a brown tail with black bars.

Common Kestral

Falco tinnunculus. Common Kestral. This bird is a European bird of prey. Plumage on upperside, chestnut-brown…

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Kestrel

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

The kestrel, a type of small falcon native to the Mediterranean region.

Kestrel

The kestrel, a type of small falcon native to the Mediterranean region.

A lesser kestrel on a branch, eating a smaller bird.

Lesser Kestrel

A lesser kestrel on a branch, eating a smaller bird.

Tyrannus carolinensis. King-bird. Bee-martin. No olive nor decided yellow. Only outer primaries obviously emarginate. Tail nearly even - if anything a little rounded. Blackish-ash, still darker or quite black on head, crown with a flaming spot. Below, pure white, the breast shaded with plumbeous. Wings dusky, with much whitish edging. Tail black, broadly and sharply tipped with white, the outer feather sometimes edged with the same. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

King-bird

Tyrannus carolinensis. King-bird. Bee-martin. No olive nor decided yellow. Only outer primaries obviously…

The genus Tyrannus is a group of large insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae. The majority are named as Kingbirds. They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on an exposed perch and then catch insects in flight. They have long pointed wings and large broad bills. These birds tend to defend their breeding territories aggressively, often chasing away much larger birds. The genus name means "tyrant".

Kingbird

The genus Tyrannus is a group of large insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae.…

Living on the banks of rivers, they feed almost exclusively on fish.

Kingfisher

Living on the banks of rivers, they feed almost exclusively on fish.

Living on the banks of rivers, they feed almost exclusively on fish.

Kingfisher

Living on the banks of rivers, they feed almost exclusively on fish.

A family of incessorial birds noted for their bright plumage, stout bill, strong feet, and short tail.

Kingfisher

A family of incessorial birds noted for their bright plumage, stout bill, strong feet, and short tail.

The kingfisher bird.

Kingfisher

The kingfisher bird.

"They sometimes take a position near some steam and remain for hours immovable. When a fish comes within reach, they will dart upon it with great rapidity."

Kingfisher

"They sometimes take a position near some steam and remain for hours immovable. When a fish comes within…

"Shows the upward inclination of the body and the flexed condition of the wings in the flight of the kingfisher. The body and wings when taken form a kite."—Pettigrew, 1874

Kingfisher

"Shows the upward inclination of the body and the flexed condition of the wings in the flight of the…

A common bird in north America.

Belted Kingfisher

A common bird in north America.

"Many species of the kingfisher family are found in various parts of the world. The belted kingfisher is peculiar to North America, and is a larger bird than the kingfisher of Great Britain, being fully twelve inches in length, but inferior in brilliancy of plumage." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Belted Kingfisher

"Many species of the kingfisher family are found in various parts of the world. The belted kingfisher…

"Ceryle alcyon. Belted Kingfisher. Upper parts, broad pectoral bar, and sides under the wings, dull blue with fine black shaft lines. Lower eyelid, spot before eye, a cervical collar and under parts except as said, pure white; the female with chestnut belly-band and the sides of the same color. Quills and tail-feathers black, speckled, blotched or barred on the inner webs with white; outer webs of the secondaries and tail feathers like the back; wing-coverts frequently sprinkled with white. Bill black, pale at base below. Feet dark; tibiae naked below. A long, thin, pointed occipital crest; plumage compact and oily to resist water, into which the birds constantly plunge after their finny prey." Elliot Coues, 1884

Belted Kingfisher

"Ceryle alcyon. Belted Kingfisher. Upper parts, broad pectoral bar, and sides under the wings, dull…

Alcedo Ispida. European Kingfisher. Small bird, upper parts blue-green; under parts orange; rump and back azure-blue head large; rufous patch on ear; stripe on neck blue-green; bill long and black with some red at base; short tail.

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo Ispida. European Kingfisher. Small bird, upper parts blue-green; under parts orange; rump and…

Kingfishers are typically stocky, with short tails and bodies. The bill is large and strong and their heads are large with a crest. The American breed typically fish.

Crested Kingfisher

Kingfishers are typically stocky, with short tails and bodies. The bill is large and strong and their…

Found throughout Middle Europe, the European Kingfisher is a solitary bird that inhabits wet areas, such as small streams.

European Kingfisher

Found throughout Middle Europe, the European Kingfisher is a solitary bird that inhabits wet areas,…

A large bird that feeds mostly on fish.

Laughing Kingfisher

A large bird that feeds mostly on fish.

"Tanysiptera, the Racquet-tailed Kingfisher or "Paradise Kingfisher", the sexes may be similar or dissimilar, even in the same genus; the young are like their parents, or somewhat duller. The colours of the Family are most variable, a combination of blue, green, and chestnut being frequent, while almost uniform red, or black and white, are not uncommon; the beak may be black, red, yellow, or parti-coloured.' A. H. Evans, 1900

Racquet-Tailed Kingfisher

"Tanysiptera, the Racquet-tailed Kingfisher or "Paradise Kingfisher", the sexes may be similar or dissimilar,…

A trio of belted kingfishers, a species native to the United States.

Belted Kingfishers

A trio of belted kingfishers, a species native to the United States.

"Upper parts olive-green, more or less bright, sometimes rather olive-ashy, always brightest on the rump; under parts dull ashy-white or yellowish-white. Wings and tail dusky, strongly edged with yellowish, the inner wing-quills with whitish. On the secondaries, this yellowish edging stops abruptly in advance of the ends of the coverts, leaving a pure blackish interval in advance of the white tips of the greater coverts: this, and the similar tips of the median coverts, form two white bars across the wings; inner webs of the quills and tail feathers edged with white. Supercilary line and extreme forehead hoary-whitish. Crown black, enclosing a large space, the middle of which is flame colored, bordered with pure yellow. The black reaches across the forehead; but behind, the yellow flame-color reach the general olive of the upper parts. Or, the top of the head may be described as a central bed of flame-color, bounded in front and on the sides with clear yellow, this similarly bounded by black, this again in the same manner by hoary-whitish. Smaller than R. calendula; overlying nasal plumes larger." Elliot Coues, 1884

Golden Crested Kinglet

"Upper parts olive-green, more or less bright, sometimes rather olive-ashy, always brightest on the…

The golden-crested kinglet.

Golden-Crested Kinglet

The golden-crested kinglet.

The Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa, is a very small songbird. Adults are olive-gray on the upperparts with white underparts, with thin bills and short tails. They have white wing bars, a black stripe through the eyes and a yellow crown surrounded by black. The adult male has an orange patch in the middle of the yellow crown.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

The Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa, is a very small songbird. Adults are olive-gray on the…

"Leptosoma discolor, the Kiromobo or Vorondreo of Madagascar, and the Comoro Islands, which has a big crested head; a long, slightly hooked bill, overhung at the base by recurved loral feathers; linear nostrils, places far forward and covered by a partly reversible outer toe. The wings are moderate, having ten primaries and twelve secondaries; the long, square tail has twelve feathers; the tongue is tapering, horney and channeled; a large aftershaft is present is present, and there is a considerable powder-down patch on each side of the rump. The head is grey, glossed with copper and green, the neck duller; the upper parts are shining green and coppery-red, the under parts grey with white abdomen. The slightly larger female is reddish-brown above, with buff markings and only dull gloss; the head is chiefly lack, the lower surface fawn-coloured spotted with black." A. H. Evans, 1900

Kirombo

"Leptosoma discolor, the Kiromobo or Vorondreo of Madagascar, and the Comoro Islands, which has a big…