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

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

Kite

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

"Genus <em>Milvus</em>, its length is twenty-six inches; it's color above dark brown; rufous bown below; the tail long and deeply forked. It pounces on prey, consisting of moles, mice, leverets, rabbits, unfledged birds, and the young of the gallinaceous tribe especially. IThis species is common in Middle Europe and Northern Asia. It was formerly used in falconry." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Kite

"Genus Milvus, its length is twenty-six inches; it's color above dark brown; rufous bown below;…

"The fork-tailed kite, (<em>N. furcatus</em>) is twenty-five inches long; the wings and tail black; neck and under parts white; the tail-feathers, twelve in number, are deeply forked, the lateral ones excessively elongated. It feeds on snakes, lizards, and frogs ; it also devours grasshoppers, locusts, and wasps, making attacks on the nests of the latter. This species is common in the South and Southwestern States, and also in the Western States, as far north as Wisconsin." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Fork-Tailed Kite

"The fork-tailed kite, (N. furcatus) is twenty-five inches long; the wings and tail black;…

"Milvus milvus, the Red Kite or Forked Tail Glead of the Old World, ranging from the Atlantic Islands-except, perhaps, the Azores-through most of Europe to Palestine, Asia, Minor, and Northern Africa, but leaving the northerly districts in autumn, is red-brown above and rusty-red beneath, the lower surface and whitish head being streaked with dark brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Red Kite Resting on a Branch by a Body of Water

"Milvus milvus, the Red Kite or Forked Tail Glead of the Old World, ranging from the Atlantic Islands-except,…

A Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey native to Florida in the Accipitridae family also known as the Everglade Kite.

Snail Kite on Branch

A Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey native to Florida in the Accipitridae family…

The Swallow-Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is a large bird of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

Swallow-Tailed Kite

The Swallow-Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is a large bird of the Accipitridae family of birds of…

"Elanoides forficatus. Swallow-tailed Kite. Adult: Head, neck, band on rump, and entire under parts, including lining of wings, snow-white; back, wings, and tail, glossy black, with various lustre, chiefly green and violet. Bill bluish-black; cere, edges of mandibles, and feet pale bluish, the latter tinged with greenish; claws light-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Swallow-tailed Kite

"Elanoides forficatus. Swallow-tailed Kite. Adult: Head, neck, band on rump, and entire under parts,…

Two Swallow-tail and One Mississippi Kite. "Ictinia subcaerulea. Mississippi Kite. General plumage plumbeous or dark ashy-gray, bleaching on the head and secondaries, blackening on the tail and wings, several primaries more (male) or less (female) suffused with chestnut-red on the inner web or on both webs. Forehead and tips of secondaries usually silvery-whitish; concealed white spots on the scapulars; bases of the head and under parts fleecy-white. Lores eyelids, and bill, including cere, black; gape of mouth and feet, orange, the latter obscures on the front tarsus, and along the tops of the toes; iris lake-red. Feet and cere drying to a nameless dingy color." And "Elanoides forficatus. Swallow-tailed Kite. Adult: Head, neck, band on rump, and entire under parts, including lining of wings, snow-white; back, wings, and tail, glossy black, with various lustre, chiefly green and violet. Bill bluish-black; cere, edges of mandibles, and feet pale bluish, the latter tinged with greenish; claws light-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Two Swallow-tail and One Mississippi Kites

Two Swallow-tail and One Mississippi Kite. "Ictinia subcaerulea. Mississippi Kite. General plumage plumbeous…

"It is called the Laughing Gull on account of its cry; it is most easily tamed. The Kittiwake is often called the Sea-pigeon."

Kittiwake

"It is called the Laughing Gull on account of its cry; it is most easily tamed. The Kittiwake is often…

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless bird.

Kiwi

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless…

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless bird.

Kiwi

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless…

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects at night.

Kiwi

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects…

A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds native to New Zealand.

Kiwi

A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds native to New Zealand.

Kiwi, Apteryx australis, of the South Island, is lighter (than the Apteryx mantelli of North Island), and feels soft instead of harsh when grasped." "These birds are at once distinguished from all their allies by their small size, and by the long, weak, decurved bill, which tapers regularly and has the nostrils placed almost at the extremity. The head and eyes are comparatively small... The legs are very stout and situated backwardly, a small elevated hallux is present, and the toes are provided with long, sharp claws. The wings are small-boned and invisible, with functionless quills, the tail is rudimentary, the aftershaft and the furcula are absent, while many elongated hairs occur on the front of the head." - A. H. Evans, 1900

Kiwi

Kiwi, Apteryx australis, of the South Island, is lighter (than the Apteryx mantelli of North Island),…

The kohlmeise, or Parus major.

Kohlmeise

The kohlmeise, or Parus major.

"He is a kingfisher, with a head as big as his body but a voice that is many times bigger than both body and head." &mdash;Carpenter, 1902

Kookaburra

"He is a kingfisher, with a head as big as his body but a voice that is many times bigger than both…

"Gypa&eumltus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has a white crown, cheeks with a black band bifurcating at the eye to meet above, and pale tawny lanceolate plumage on the neck and lower parts. Dense black bristles cover the nostrils and lores, and the black tuft, which gives the name of "Bearded Vulture", projects below the mandible. The sclerotic membrane is crimson. The young are chiefly brown and buff." A. H. Evans, 1900

L&emumlmmergeier

"Gypaëtus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has…

The largest bird of prey native to Europe. Found in the lofty mountains of southern Eurasia and northern Africa.

Lammergeier

The largest bird of prey native to Europe. Found in the lofty mountains of southern Eurasia and northern…

The lammergeyer (Swiss for "lamb-killer") is a member of the vulture family, but has a notably feathered neck. It generally preys on live animals, such as wild goats, mountain hare, and various species of birds.

Lammergeyer

The lammergeyer (Swiss for "lamb-killer") is a member of the vulture family, but has a notably feathered…

"In France, where they are common, they are called 'king of the quails.'"

Land-Rail

"In France, where they are common, they are called 'king of the quails.'"

The Crex pratensis, Land-Rail, or Cork Crake, is mostly brown with the upper parts spotted, a blue-green head and neck, chestnut wings, and flanks streaked with a reddish colour. "The Land-Rail extends from most of Europe to the North of Central Asia, wintering in Africa, and occurring accidentally in North America, or even Greenland and Australia." A. H. Evans, 1900

Land-Rail

The Crex pratensis, Land-Rail, or Cork Crake, is mostly brown with the upper parts spotted, a blue-green…

Lapwings may often be seen settling in fields recently ploughed, where they can find an ample supply of worms.

Lapwing

Lapwings may often be seen settling in fields recently ploughed, where they can find an ample supply…

Also known as the peewit, the lapwing is distributed through Europe, as well as some parts of Asia and Africa. It draws the name "peewit" from its cry.

Lapwing

Also known as the peewit, the lapwing is distributed through Europe, as well as some parts of Asia and…

A genus of birds of the plover family, native to Eurasia, Africa, and Iceland. They are about the size of a pigeon, frequent marshes and woodlands, and from their peculiar cry are frequently called peewit.

Lapwing

A genus of birds of the plover family, native to Eurasia, Africa, and Iceland. They are about the size…

"The lapwing is a most useful bird to man; it destroys a prodigious quantity of worms, caterpillars and noxious insects."

Lapwing

"The lapwing is a most useful bird to man; it destroys a prodigious quantity of worms, caterpillars…

Lapwing, or hoopoe bird.

Lapwing

Lapwing, or hoopoe bird.

"The glareoles (Glareolidae) are a remarkable Old World form, like long-legged swallows, wth a cuckoo's bill; the tail is forked; there are four toes; the wings are extremely long and pointed; the tarsi are scullate; the middle claw denticulate." Elliot Coues, 1884

European Lapwing

"The glareoles (Glareolidae) are a remarkable Old World form, like long-legged swallows, wth a cuckoo's…

"The Lapwing with one wing fully extended, and forming a long lever; the other being in a flexed condition and forming a short lever."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Northern Lapwing

"The Lapwing with one wing fully extended, and forming a long lever; the other being in a flexed condition…

The lark is the living emblem of happy, peaceful labour, the songster of the cultivated earth, (Figuier, 1869).

Lark

The lark is the living emblem of happy, peaceful labour, the songster of the cultivated earth, (Figuier,…

The lark is a member of the Alaudidae family.

Lark

The lark is a member of the Alaudidae family.

A genus of common birds of song, resembling the finches in many respects. There are many species, various kinds being native to all the grand divisions and many islands.

Lark

A genus of common birds of song, resembling the finches in many respects. There are many species, various…

The head of a Shore Lark.

Lark

The head of a Shore Lark.

"Shore Lark or Horned Lark. Upper parts in general pinkish-brown, this pinkish or vinaceous or liliaceous tint brightest on the nape, lesser wing-coverts, and tail-coverts, the rest of the upper parts being duller and more grayish-brown, boldly variegated with dark brown streaks; middle pair of tail-feathers and several of the inner secondaries rufous-brown, with darker centres. Under parts, from the breast backward, white; the sides strongly washed with the color of the upper parts, and mottling of same across the lower part of the breast. A large, distinct, shield-shaped black area of the breast. Tail-feathers, except the middle pair, black, the outermost edged with whitish. Wings quills, except the innermost, plain fuscous, the outer web of the 1st primary whitish. Lesser wing-coverts usually tipped with grayish-white. Top of head like nape; bar across front of vertex, thence extended along sides of crown, and produced into a tuft, or "horn" black; front and line over eye, also somewhat produced to form part of the tuft, white or yellowish; a broad bar from nostrils along the lores, thence curving below the eye and widening as it descends in front of the auriculars, black; rest of the sides of the head and whole throat white or sulphury-yellow. Bill plumbeous-blackish, bluish-plumbeous at base below (sometimes there yellowish); feet and claws black; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Shore Lark

"Shore Lark or Horned Lark. Upper parts in general pinkish-brown, this pinkish or vinaceous or liliaceous…

Feeding mostly on worms and grain, the crested lark frequents Northern Europe i nthe summer, and Southern Europe and Northern Africa during other parts of the year.

Crested Lark

Feeding mostly on worms and grain, the crested lark frequents Northern Europe i nthe summer, and Southern…

Found in the north of Europe and Asia, specimens of the shore-lark have been ound as far south as France and England.

Shore Lark

Found in the north of Europe and Asia, specimens of the shore-lark have been ound as far south as France…

The Shore or Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) is a bird in the Alaudidae family of larks.

Shore Lark

The Shore or Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) is a bird in the Alaudidae family of larks.

"Shore Lark or Horned Lark. Upper parts in general pinkish-brown, this pinkish or vinaceous or liliaceous tint brightest on the nape, lesser wing-coverts, and tail-coverts, the rest of the upper parts being duller and more grayish-brown, boldly variegated with dark brown streaks; middle pair of tail-feathers and several of the inner secondaries rufous-brown, with darker centres. Under parts, from the breast backward, white; the sides strongly washed with the color of the upper parts, and mottling of same across the lower part of the breast. A large, distinct, shield-shaped black area of the breast. Tail-feathers, except the middle pair, black, the outermost edged with whitish. Wings quills, except the innermost, plain fuscous, the outer web of the 1st primary whitish. Lesser wing-coverts usually tipped with grayish-white. Top of head like nape; bar across front of vertex, thence extended along sides of crown, and produced into a tuft, or "horn" black; front and line over eye, also somewhat produced to form part of the tuft, white or yellowish; a broad bar from nostrils along the lores, thence curving below the eye and widening as it descends in front of the auriculars, black; rest of the sides of the head and whole throat white or sulphury-yellow. Bill plumbeous-blackish, bluish-plumbeous at base below (sometimes there yellowish); feet and claws black; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Shore Lark

"Shore Lark or Horned Lark. Upper parts in general pinkish-brown, this pinkish or vinaceous or liliaceous…

The Black-Tailed Leaftosser (Sclerurus caudacutus) is a small bird in the Furnariidae family of Ovenbirds.

Black-Tailed Leaftosser

The Black-Tailed Leaftosser (Sclerurus caudacutus) is a small bird in the Furnariidae family of Ovenbirds.

The Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) is a bird in the Aramidae family that is found in the Caribbean, Central America, and southern Florida.

Limpkin

The Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) is a bird in the Aramidae family that is found in the Caribbean, Central…

The common linnet of Europe is a small, active bird that feeds primarily on seeds.

Common Linnet of Europe

The common linnet of Europe is a small, active bird that feeds primarily on seeds.

"Bill small, short, straight, very acute, more or less compressed, the lateral outlines usually a little concave, those of culmen and gonys straight; commissure straight to the slight angulation. Base of bill thickly beset with a ruff of antrorse plumules, concealing the small nasal fossae and round nostrils. Wings longer than tail, pointed by first 3 primaries. Tail rather long for this group, forked. Feet small and weak, but tarsi longer than middle toes without claw; lateral toes of equal lengths, their claw-tips falling beyond base of middle claw. Hind claw much longer, stouter and more curved than the middle, exceeding its digit in length. Size small; plumage streaky with dusky, white, and flaxen colors, crown crimson, face and throat blackish; sexes otherwise dissimilar; with rosy or carmine on breast, wanting in. Scarcely different from Linota (flavirostris, etc.) the pattern of coloration being the most available distinction." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-poll Linnets

"Bill small, short, straight, very acute, more or less compressed, the lateral outlines usually a little…

"Archaeornithes is at present represented by but one member, the first undoubted fossil Bird, made known in 1861 by Andreas Wagner form the Jurassic slate formation of Solenhofen in Bavaria, and now preserved in a British Museum. This he described under the name of Griphosaurus; but as Hermann von Meyer had already bestowed the title of Archaeopteryx Lithographica upon a bird, presumably identical, a feather of which had been obtained from the above system." A. H. Evans, 1900 This sample was obtained from the Limestone in Berlin

Archaeopteryx Lithographica

"Archaeornithes is at present represented by but one member, the first undoubted fossil Bird, made known…

"Oldest known ornithological treatise, illustrating also the art of lithography in the Jurassic period, engraved by Archaeopteryx Lithographica. From the original slab in the British Museum." Elliot Coues, 1884

Archaeopteryx Lithographica

"Oldest known ornithological treatise, illustrating also the art of lithography in the Jurassic period,…

"Rhynchophanes maccowni. Black-breasted Longspur. Bay-winged Longspur. Upper parts slate-gray, streaked with dusky and grayish or yellowish-brown, especially on the interscapulars. No cervical collar, but a chestnut patch on the wings, formed by median coverts. Crown jet-black, bounded by a white superciliary line; sides of head whitish, but auriculars more or less slaty. Throat white, bounded by firm black maxillary stripes. Breast jet-black in broad crescentic form, sharply defined against the white throat, shading behind into slaty-blackish, becoming more and more mixed with white on the belly and sides, till posteriorly the parts are pure white; lining of wings white. All the tail-feathers, except the middle pair, and bases and tips of intermediate ones, white, ending squarely across both webs. Bill blackish-plumbeous, pale at base below; feet brownish-black. Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-breasted Longspur

"Rhynchophanes maccowni. Black-breasted Longspur. Bay-winged Longspur. Upper parts slate-gray, streaked…

"Centrophanes lapponicus. Lapland Longspur. Whole head, throat and breast jet-black, bordered with buffy or whitish, which forms a post-ocular stripe separating black of crown from that of sides of head, sometimes continues to the bill. A broad cervical chestnut collar, separated from the black cap by whitish or buffy line and nuchal spot. Upper parts brownish-black completely streaked with buff or whitish edges of the feathers; under parts white, the sides streaked with black. Wings dusky, with pale or brownish edgings of the feathers, but no strong markings. Tail like wing, with large white spaces on outer 3 feathers. Bill yellow, black-tipped. Legs and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Lapland Longspur

"Centrophanes lapponicus. Lapland Longspur. Whole head, throat and breast jet-black, bordered with buffy…

The loon is a diving bird that finds its food under the water. It will dip its bill into the water and perhaps its whole body to find prey.

Loon

The loon is a diving bird that finds its food under the water. It will dip its bill into the water and…

The loon is a diving bird. Its peculiar cry, sometimes resembling a hysterical laugh, has given rise to the expression, "crazy as a loon."

Loon

The loon is a diving bird. Its peculiar cry, sometimes resembling a hysterical laugh, has given rise…

The loon or great northern diver is a water bird related to the grebe.

Loon

The loon or great northern diver is a water bird related to the grebe.

"Colymbus torquatus. Common Loon. Great Northern Diver. Adult: Bill black, the tip and cutting edges sometimes yellowish. Feet black. Iris red. Head and neck deep glossy greenish-black, with lustrous purplish reflections on the front and sides of the head. A patch of sharp white streaks on the throat, and another larger triangular patch of the same on each side of the neck lower down, the two last nearly or quite meeting behind, separate in front. Sides of breast striped with black and white. Entire upper parts, wing-coverts, inner secondaries, and sides under the wings, glossy black; all except the sides thickly marked with white spots; those of the scapulars, tertials, and middle back, large, square, and regular; those of other parts smaller, oval, smallest on rump, most numerous on wing-coverts. Upper tail-coverts greenish-black, immaculate. Wing-quills brownish-black, lighter on inner webs. Under surface of wings, axillars, and under parts generally from the neck, pure white; the lower belly with a dusky band. The white throat-patch consists usually of five or six streaks; in this, as in the lateral neck-stripes, the individual feathers are broadly black, with sharp white edges toward their ends." Elliot Coues, 1884

Common Loon

"Colymbus torquatus. Common Loon. Great Northern Diver. Adult: Bill black, the tip and cutting edges…

"Colymbus torquatus. Common Loon. Great Northern Diver. Adult: Bill black, the tip and cutting edges sometimes yellowish. Feet black. Iris red. Head and neck deep glossy greenish-black, with lustrous purplish reflections on the front and sides of the head. A patch of sharp white streaks on the throat, and another larger triangular patch of the same on each side of the neck lower down, the two last nearly or quite meeting behind, separate in front. Sides of breast striped with black and white. Entire upper parts, wing-coverts, inner secondaries, and sides under the wings, glossy black; all except the sides thickly marked with white spots; those of the scapulars, tertials, and middle back, large, square, and regular; those of other parts smaller, oval, smallest on rump, most numerous on wing-coverts. Upper tail-coverts greenish-black, immaculate. Wing-quills brownish-black, lighter on inner webs. Under surface of wings, axillars, and under parts generally from the neck, pure white; the lower belly with a dusky band. The white throat-patch consists usually of five or six streaks; in this, as in the lateral neck-stripes, the individual feathers are broadly black, with sharp white edges toward their ends." Elliot Coues, 1884

Loons

"Colymbus torquatus. Common Loon. Great Northern Diver. Adult: Bill black, the tip and cutting edges…

The Lory is a climbing bird distinguished by the fact that the feet have four toes each, of which two are turned backwards and two forwards.

Lory

The Lory is a climbing bird distinguished by the fact that the feet have four toes each, of which two…

Mostly red, the purple-capped lory is a rare species known for its docility.

Purple-Capped lory

Mostly red, the purple-capped lory is a rare species known for its docility.

Love birds are the smallest of this group; their plumage varies in shades according to the climates. (Figuier, 1869).

Love birds

Love birds are the smallest of this group; their plumage varies in shades according to the climates.…

"Agapornis- A genus of small African parrots, including the love-birds, sometimes made the type of a subfamily Agapornithin&aelig;."-Whitney, 1902

Love Birds

"Agapornis- A genus of small African parrots, including the love-birds, sometimes made the type of a…

A love-bird (one of the genus <em>psittacula</em>), noted for its short, square tail.

Love-bird

A love-bird (one of the genus psittacula), noted for its short, square tail.

"Love-birds are rare. They are met with in America, Southern Africa, and in the islands of Oceania."

Swindern's Love-Birds

"Love-birds are rare. They are met with in America, Southern Africa, and in the islands of Oceania."

Lyre-bird, an Australian bird, the male of which has the tail feathers arranged to look like a lyre.

Lyre bird

Lyre-bird, an Australian bird, the male of which has the tail feathers arranged to look like a lyre.

Also known as the Superb Menura, the lyre bird is noted for its distinctive tail feathers. The male of this species has a pair which curve upwards in an "S" shape, giving it a resemblence to the ancient musical instrument it draws its name from.

Lyre Bird

Also known as the Superb Menura, the lyre bird is noted for its distinctive tail feathers. The male…

Ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

Lyre Bird

Ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and…

Ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

Lyre Bird

Ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and…