201 illustrations of birds including: macaw, maculta, magpie, mallard, man-of-war, martin, meadow-lark, menura, merganser, merlin, mina, mino-bird, mockingbird, momot, moor-hen, moorfowl, mooruk, mound-bird, mourning dove, natatores, night-jar, nighthawk, noddy tern, notornis mantelli, nut cracker, nuthatch, oriole, ortolan, osprey, ostrich, oven bird, owl, and oyster catcher

The hooded merganser.

Hooded Merganser

The hooded merganser.

The Macaws, the largest of the Parrots, are recognizable from their bare cheeks and long tapering tails.

Macaw

The Macaws, the largest of the Parrots, are recognizable from their bare cheeks and long tapering tails.

A large and very showy bird, allied to the parrots.

Macaw

A large and very showy bird, allied to the parrots.

A genus of birds native to tropical South America, remarkable for their size and beauty of their plumage. They range as far north as Mexico.

Macaw

A genus of birds native to tropical South America, remarkable for their size and beauty of their plumage.…

Large colorful New World parrots. They are the largest birds in the parrot family in length and wingspan.

Macaw

Large colorful New World parrots. They are the largest birds in the parrot family in length and wingspan.

Macaw claws.

Macaw

Macaw claws.

Macaws are small to large, often colorful New World parrots. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savanna-like habitats.

Macaw on Branch

Macaws are small to large, often colorful New World parrots. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America,…

The blue and yellow macaw is a group of large parrots, here hanging upside down from a tree branch.

Blue and Yellow Macaw

The blue and yellow macaw is a group of large parrots, here hanging upside down from a tree branch.

The head of a macaw, with a large, convex bill.

Head of a Macaw

The head of a macaw, with a large, convex bill.

Native to South America, the parakeet macaw is renowned for its powers to imitate human speech.

Parakeet Macaw

Native to South America, the parakeet macaw is renowned for its powers to imitate human speech.

A domesticated red and blue macaw, perched above a pair of dogs.

Red and Blue Macaw

A domesticated red and blue macaw, perched above a pair of dogs.

A group of macaws, a species of parrots native to South America.

Macaws

A group of macaws, a species of parrots native to South America.

A bird of the crow family, closely related to the jays but distinguished by having a much longer and graduated tail.

Magpie

A bird of the crow family, closely related to the jays but distinguished by having a much longer and…

The magpie builds its nest in a high tree or a lofty hedge. It is omnivorous, but prefers meat, such as small game.

Magpie

The magpie builds its nest in a high tree or a lofty hedge. It is omnivorous, but prefers meat, such…

Medium to large, often colorful and noisy passerine birds found in the crow family.

Magpie

Medium to large, often colorful and noisy passerine birds found in the crow family.

A beautiful bird classed with the crow family, but differing from the common crow in having a smaller body, short wings, long tail, and various colors.

Magpie

A beautiful bird classed with the crow family, but differing from the common crow in having a smaller…

"The Pica rustica, or Magpie, extends through the Palaearctic Region, and reaches Formosa and North America." A. H. Evans, 1900 The plumage of this bird is black and white.

A Magpie Sitting on a Tree Branch Looking Down While Surrounded by Other Trees

"The Pica rustica, or Magpie, extends through the Palaearctic Region, and reaches Formosa and North…

"Pica. rustica hudsonica. Lustrous black, with green, purple, violet, and even golden iridescence, especially on the tail and wings. Below, from the breast to the crissum, a scapular patch, and a great part of the inner webs of the primary quills, white; some whitish touches on the throat; lower back showing gray, owing to mixture of white with black; bill and feet black; eyes blackish." Elliot Coues, 1884

magpie

"Pica. rustica hudsonica. Lustrous black, with green, purple, violet, and even golden iridescence, especially…

The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a bird in the Artamidae family of crow-like birds. It was also known as the synonym, the Black-Backed Piping-Crow (Gymorhina tibicien).

Australian Magpie

The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a bird in the Artamidae family of crow-like birds. It was…

"Anus boscas. Mallard. Wild or Domestic Duck. Green-head. Bill greenish-yellow. Feet orange-red. Iris brown. Head and upper neck glossy-green, succeeded by a white ring. Breast purplish-chestnut. Lower back, rump, and tail-coverts glossy-black. Tail-feathers mostly whitish. Under parts from the breast, and scapulars, silvery-gray, finely undulated with dusky; crissum black. Speculum violet, purplish and greenish, framed in black and white tips of the greater coverts, and black terminal border. Feet and wings in the male, Bill blackish, blotched with orange, especially at base, tip and along edges. Entire body-colors with dusky-brown and tawny-brown; the tone paler and in finer pattern on the head, neck, and under parts than on the back." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mallards

"Anus boscas. Mallard. Wild or Domestic Duck. Green-head. Bill greenish-yellow. Feet orange-red. Iris…

"Drepanis pacifica, the Mamo, is black, with golden rump, upper and under tail-coverts, tibiae, and bend of wing, a little white shewing on the wings and tail." A. H. Evans, 1900

Mamo

"Drepanis pacifica, the Mamo, is black, with golden rump, upper and under tail-coverts, tibiae, and…

The man-of-war bird (also known as the frigate-bird or frigate-pelican) is noted for its extraordinary powers of flight.

Man-of-War Bird

The man-of-war bird (also known as the frigate-bird or frigate-pelican) is noted for its extraordinary…

Pipra mentalis, the Red-capped Manakin, has black plumage with a red head, neck, and thighs.

Red-capped Manakin

Pipra mentalis, the Red-capped Manakin, has black plumage with a red head, neck, and thighs.

The White-bearded Manakin, Manacus manacus, is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America. It is found from Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia and northern Argentina.

White-bearded Manakin

The White-bearded Manakin, Manacus manacus, is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical South…

A bird of the swallow kind, which forms its nest about buildings.

Martin

A bird of the swallow kind, which forms its nest about buildings.

The European house-martin, which has an affinity for living in the vicinity of man.

European House Martin

The European house-martin, which has an affinity for living in the vicinity of man.

The House Martin (Delichon urbicum), sometimes called the Northern House Martin or Common House Martin, is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family which breeds in Europe, north Africa and temperate Asia; and winters in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical Asia. It feeds on insects which are caught in flight, and it migrates to climates where flying insects are plentiful. It has a blue head and upperparts, white rump and pure white underparts, and is found in both open country and near human habitation.

House Martin

The House Martin (Delichon urbicum), sometimes called the Northern House Martin or Common House Martin,…

The male has a deep lustrous steel blue and black bill. The female is greenish brown and glossed with a steel blue.

Purple Martin

The male has a deep lustrous steel blue and black bill. The female is greenish brown and glossed with…

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have a slightly forked tail. These "aerial acrobats" have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky with their wings tucked at great speeds.

Purple Martin (Female)

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have…

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have a slightly forked tail. These "aerial acrobats" have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky with their wings tucked at great speeds.

Purple Martin (Male)

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have…

A member of the blackbird family, close kin to the orioles and blackbirds.

Meadowlark

A member of the blackbird family, close kin to the orioles and blackbirds.

The meadowlark does not travel in flocks. It eats grains and is characterized by a dark band cross its yellowish chest.

Meadowlark

The meadowlark does not travel in flocks. It eats grains and is characterized by a dark band cross its…

Known in Virginia as the old-field lark, the meadow-lark is a migratory bird that feeds on insects and seeds.

Meadowlark

Known in Virginia as the old-field lark, the meadow-lark is a migratory bird that feeds on insects and…

A bird of North america, and common in the United States as far south as the Mexican boundary.

Meadowlark

A bird of North america, and common in the United States as far south as the Mexican boundary.

The meadowlark.

Meadowlark

The meadowlark.

Meadowlarks are birds belonging to the genus Sturnella in the New World family Icteridae. This genus includes seven species of largely insectivorous grassland birds. In all species the male at least has a black or brown back and extensively red or yellow underparts

Meadowlark

Meadowlarks are birds belonging to the genus Sturnella in the New World family Icteridae. This genus…

The Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, is a medium-sized icterid bird, very similar in appearance to the Western Meadowlark. It occurs from eastern North America to South America, where it is also most widespread in the east. Adults have yellow underparts with a black "V" on the breast and white flanks with black streaks. The upperparts are mainly brown with black streaks. They have a long pointed bill; the head is striped with light brown and black. The song of this bird is simpler and not warbled like that of the Western Meadowlark; their ranges overlap across central North America. In the field, the song is often the easiest way to tell the two species apart.

Eastern Meadowlark

The Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, is a medium-sized icterid bird, very similar in appearance…

"Mergus merganser. Merganser. Goosander. Nostrils near middle of bill. Frontal feathers extending acutely on culmen about half way from those on side of bill to nostrils; loral feathers sweeping in nearly vertical line across side of base of upper mandible, about opposite those on side of lower mandible. Head scarcely crested, merely a line of little lengthened feathers along occiput and nape, better developed, however, in female than in male. Adult male: Bill and feet vermilion-red in breeding season, with black hook; iris carmine. Head and neck splendid dark green. Under parts salmon-colored, the flanks and lower belly marbled or watered with dusky. Upper parts glossy-black, fading to ashy on rump and tail; surface of wing mostly pure white, crossed by a black bar formed by bases of greater coverts. Primaries and outer secondaries black, intermediate secondaries white, inner secondaries and scapulars black and white. Female: Bill red with dusky culmen, iris yellowish, feet chrome or orange with dusky webs, crest better developed than in male; still flimsy, however long. Head and neck reddish-brown; throat white; under parts less salmon-tinted. Black parts of the male ashy-gray; scapulars without white; white of wing restricted to secondaries and greater coverts, which are black at base; smaller coverts ashy." Elliot Coues, 1884

Merganser

"Mergus merganser. Merganser. Goosander. Nostrils near middle of bill. Frontal feathers extending acutely…

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned with a half-circular crest.

Hooded Merganser

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned…

"Mergus serrator. Red-breasted Merganser. Nostrils near base of bill. Frontal feathers extending obtusely on culmen, and not beyond those on sides of upper mandible; the loral sweeping forward convex beyond those on side of lower mandible. A long, thin, pointed and nuchal crest in both sexes. Adult Male: Head and neck all around splendid dark green. A white ring round neck. Under parts white, more or less salmon-tinged, the fore-breast brownish-red streaked with dusky, the sides finely waved with dusky. A white black-bordered patch of broad feathers in front of the wing. Fore-back, interscapulars, and long inner scapulars, black; middle and lower back gray waved with whitish and dusky. Surface of wing mostly white, including outer scapulars; inner secondaries edged on outer web with black, and wing crossed by two black bars at bases and just beyond ends of greater coverts. Bill carmine-red, dusky along the top; eyes carmine; feet bright red. Female: Bill and feet duller color; head grayish-chestnut; throat and under parts white, shaded with ashy-gray along sides. Upper parts plumbeous-gray, the feathers with paler edges; white of wing restricted to a patch formed by the ends of the greater coverts, and much of the outer secondaries; not divided by a black bar." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-breasted Merganser

"Mergus serrator. Red-breasted Merganser. Nostrils near base of bill. Frontal feathers extending obtusely…

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

Merlin

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

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

Merlin

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

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

Merlin

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

A bird of the falcon family, differing from the genus falco in having longer and more slender tarsi and toes.

Merlin

A bird of the falcon family, differing from the genus falco in having longer and more slender tarsi…

"The letter C marks the point where the vessel to be exhausted is attached." -Century, 1889The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a smallish falcon that breeds in northern North America, Europe and Asia. In North America it was once and sometimes still is colloquially called "pigeon hawk" though it is not very closely related to true hawks.

Merlin

"The letter C marks the point where the vessel to be exhausted is attached." -Century, 1889The Merlin…

The mesites (Mesitornithidae) are a family of birds of uncertain affinities. They are smallish, near flightless birds endemic to Madagascar. Generally brownish with paler undersides, they are of somewhat pheasant-like appearance and were initially placed with the Galliformes. Most commonly, they are placed in the Gruiformes (cranes, rails and allies), but this has been disputed in more recent times. They are the only family with more than two species in which every species is threatened; all three are listed as vulnerable and are expected to decline greatly in the next 20 years.

Mesites

The mesites (Mesitornithidae) are a family of birds of uncertain affinities. They are smallish, near…

The mina, or Acridotheres tristis.

Mina

The mina, or Acridotheres tristis.

The Common Miner (Geositta cunicularia) is a passerine bird in the Furnariidae family of ovenbirds.

Common Miner

The Common Miner (Geositta cunicularia) is a passerine bird in the Furnariidae family of ovenbirds.

Found in Java and Sumatra, the mino-bird posses a remarkable ability to replicate human speech.

Mino

Found in Java and Sumatra, the mino-bird posses a remarkable ability to replicate human speech.

The extinct moa and the modern kiwi.

Moa

The extinct moa and the modern kiwi.

Mockingbird, a singing bird of the thrush family closely related to the catbird.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird, a singing bird of the thrush family closely related to the catbird.

Mockingbird, a singing bird of the thrush family closely related to the catbird.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird, a singing bird of the thrush family closely related to the catbird.

The Virginia Mockingbird is endowed with a perfection of voice far exceeding any other bird in creation, (Smiley, 1839).

Mockingbird

The Virginia Mockingbird is endowed with a perfection of voice far exceeding any other bird in creation,…

A singing-bird of North America remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds.

Mockingbird

A singing-bird of North America remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds.

A group of New World passerine birds best known for the habit of some species of mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession.

Mockingbird

A group of New World passerine birds best known for the habit of some species of mimicking the songs…

A mockingbird.

Mockingbird

A mockingbird.

"Mocking-Birds. Bill much shorter than head, scarcely curved as a whole, but with gently-curved commissure, notched near the end. Rictal vibrissae well developed. Tail rather longer than wings, rounded, the lateral feathers being considerably graduated. Wings rounded. (Tarsal scutella sometimes obsolete.) Tarsi longer than the middle toe and claw. Of this genus there are two well marked sections (represented by the mocking-bird and cat-bird respectively), which ay be distinguished by color:" Elliot Coues, 1884

Mockingbird

"Mocking-Birds. Bill much shorter than head, scarcely curved as a whole, but with gently-curved commissure,…

The Northern mockingbird or Mimus polyglottos.

Northern Mockingbird

The Northern mockingbird or Mimus polyglottos.

A flock of mocking-birds attacking a rattlesnake in a tree, which was threatening a nest.

Mockingbirds attacking a rattlesnake

A flock of mocking-birds attacking a rattlesnake in a tree, which was threatening a nest.

The Momots are birds still very imperfectly known. They are placed by systematists near the Toucans because of their tongue structure, (Figuier, 1869)

Momot

The Momots are birds still very imperfectly known. They are placed by systematists near the Toucans…