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 head of a moorfowl.

Moorfowl Head

The head of a moorfowl.

Also known as the waterhen, the moorhen lives around rivers and lakes, feeding on worms, insects, mollusca, and seeds.

Moorhen

Also known as the waterhen, the moorhen lives around rivers and lakes, feeding on worms, insects, mollusca,…

"The mooruk is a very curious bird, recently discovered in New Caledonia, and a specimen of which is in the London Zoological Gardens. Its habitats are similar to those of the cassowary; it has, however, no horny crest; its cry is <em>mooruk</em>, whence its name." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mooruk

"The mooruk is a very curious bird, recently discovered in New Caledonia, and a specimen of which is…

"Momotus brasiliensis, the Motmot, from Guiana to Northern Brazil, is somewhat similar in colour (to the Eumomota superciliaris), but has little red on the back; the head is cobalt-blue with black on the crown and sides; the under parts are green with rufous tinge. the long throat-feathers are black with light blue edges." A. H. Evans, 1900

Motmot

"Momotus brasiliensis, the Motmot, from Guiana to Northern Brazil, is somewhat similar in colour (to…

The mound-bird, also known as a brush-turkey, a species native to Australia.

Mound-Bird

The mound-bird, also known as a brush-turkey, a species native to Australia.

The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family Megapodiidae. Their name literally means large foot and is a reference to the heavy legs and feet typical of these terrestrial birds. All are browsers, all but the Malleefowl occupy wooded habitats, and most are brown or black colored. Megapodes are superprecocial, hatching from their eggs in the most mature condition of any birds. They hatch with open eyes, with bodily coordination and strength, with full wing feathers and downy body feathers, able to run, pursue prey, and, in some species, fly on the same day they hatch.

Mound-builders

The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like…

"Lomvia troile. Common Guillemot, or Murre. Adult in summer: Head and neck all around rich dark maroon brown, changing on upper parts into dark slaty-brown, nearly uniform, but most of the feathers of the back and rump with slightly lighter, more grayish-brown, edges. Secondaries narrowly but distinctly tipped with white. Under parts from the throat pure white, the sides and flanks marked with dusky or slaty, the lining of the wings varied with white and dusky. Bill black; mouth yellow; eyes brown; feet blackish. In some cases, not in most, a white "eye-glass," consisting of a rim around eye and handle back of eye in the furrow of the plumage." Elliot Coues, 1884

Murres

"Lomvia troile. Common Guillemot, or Murre. Adult in summer: Head and neck all around rich dark maroon…

"Scissirostrum dubium is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family." -Whitney, 1911

Finch-Billed Myna

"Scissirostrum dubium is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family." -Whitney, 1911

The Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) is a myna bird in the Sturnidae family of starlings.

Hill Myna

The Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) is a myna bird in the Sturnidae family of starlings.

Nandu or "Rhea Americana, the so-called American Ostrich... is found from Bolivia Paraguay, and South Brazil to the Rio Negro, if not further; it is brownish-grey with blackish crown, nape, and breast, white thighs and abdomen, and yellowish neck. " - A. H. Evans, 1900

Nandu

Nandu or "Rhea Americana, the so-called American Ostrich... is found from Bolivia Paraguay, and South…

A group of birds of the order natatores, whose webbed feet are well adapted for propelling them on and below the water in search of food.

Natatores

A group of birds of the order natatores, whose webbed feet are well adapted for propelling them on and…

"A fine old hen some ducks and chickens hatch'd, / And with a mother's care their safety watch'd; / But soon the ducklings caused her much affright, / They find a stream, and swim off out of sight."&mdash;Barber, 1857

Nature Will Out

"A fine old hen some ducks and chickens hatch'd, / And with a mother's care their safety watch'd; /…

"Chordediles poptue. Night-hawk. Bull-bat. Above, mottled with black, brown, gray and tawny, the former in excess; below from the breast transversely barred with blackish and white or pale fulvous; throat with a large white (male) or tawny (female cross-bars tail blackish, with distant pale marbled cross-bars and a large white spot (wanting in the female) on one or both webs of nearly all the feathers toward the end; primaries dusky, unmarked except by one large white spot on outer five, about midway between their base and tip; secondaries like primaries, bit with whitish tips and imperfect cross-bars. Sexes nearly alike: Female with the white spaces on the quills, but that on the tail replaced by tawny or not evident." Elliot Coues, 1884

Large Night-hawk

"Chordediles poptue. Night-hawk. Bull-bat. Above, mottled with black, brown, gray and tawny, the former…

"Chordediles poptue. Night-hawk. Bull-bat. Above, mottled with black, brown, gray and tawny, the former in excess; below from the breast transversely barred with blackish and white or pale fulvous; throat with a large white (male) or tawny (female cross-bars tail blackish, with distant pale marbled cross-bars and a large white spot (wanting in the female) on one or both webs of nearly all the feathers toward the end; primaries dusky, unmarked except by one large white spot on outer five, about midway between their base and tip; secondaries like primaries, bit with whitish tips and imperfect cross-bars. Sexes nearly alike: Female with the white spaces on the quills, but that on the tail replaced by tawny or not evident." Elliot Coues, 1884

Small Night-hawk

"Chordediles poptue. Night-hawk. Bull-bat. Above, mottled with black, brown, gray and tawny, the former…

An American insect-catching bird related to the whip-poor-will, a member of the goatsucker family.

Nighthawk

An American insect-catching bird related to the whip-poor-will, a member of the goatsucker family.

The nighthawk is fit for catching insects on the wing by their very wide mouth, the gape extended far along each cheek, (Colton, 1903).

Nighthawk

The nighthawk is fit for catching insects on the wing by their very wide mouth, the gape extended far…

A nighthawk on a branch

Nighthawk

A nighthawk on a branch

Nighthawks are birds of the nightjar family in the New World subfamily Chordeilinae. They are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground and catch flying insects. The Least Nighthawk, at 16 cm (6.3 inches) and 23 grams, is the smallest of all Caprimulgiformes. Nightjars are sometimes referred to as goatsuckers from the mistaken belief that they suck milk from goats (the Latin for goatsucker is Caprimulgus).

Nighthawk

Nighthawks are birds of the nightjar family in the New World subfamily Chordeilinae. They are medium-sized…

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded by that of any other bird.

Nightingale

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded…

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded by that of any other bird.

Nightingale

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded…

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded by that of any other bird.

Nightingale

Nightingale, a bird famous on account of its brilliant song, which for quality and variety is not exceeded…

The nightingale is a member of the Turdidae family

Nightingale

The nightingale is a member of the Turdidae family

The nightingale is renowned for its song. Its name is derrived from the Saxon meaning <em>night-singer</em>.

Nightingale

The nightingale is renowned for its song. Its name is derrived from the Saxon meaning night-singer.

A small bird that sings at night. It is celebrated for its vocal powers.

Nightingale

A small bird that sings at night. It is celebrated for its vocal powers.

A bird of song, belonging to the thrush family. The plumage of both sexes is alike, being reddishbrown above the grayish-white beneath. In most species the tail is rufous and the breast dark-hued.

Nightingale

A bird of song, belonging to the thrush family. The plumage of both sexes is alike, being reddishbrown…

"In the first rank of the Warblers stands the Nightingale, celebrated all over the world for its song, which is superior, without any doubt, to that of any other bird."

Nightingales (Philomela Luscinia and Luscinia Philomela)

"In the first rank of the Warblers stands the Nightingale, celebrated all over the world for its song,…

The Night-jar is a bird of evil omen in the estimation of our rural population. The reverse should be the case, for the benefit it produces by clearing the air of noxious insects, (Figuier, 1869).

Nightjar

The Night-jar is a bird of evil omen in the estimation of our rural population. The reverse should be…

The European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) is a bird in the Caprimulgidae family of nightjars.

European Nightjar

The European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) is a bird in the Caprimulgidae family of nightjars.

The Long-Tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family that is common to Africa. Formerly known as Scotornis longicaudus.

Long-Tailed Nightjar

The Long-Tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus) is a species of bird in the Caprimulgidae family that…

"The Nut Cracker is a bird of Southern Europe. They feed on the seeds of pine and beech, and on nuts, which they fix in some convenient crevice and hammer with the beak till the kernel is exposed. The plumage is of different shades of brown, studded with long white spots."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Nutcracker

"The Nut Cracker is a bird of Southern Europe. They feed on the seeds of pine and beech, and on nuts,…

A bird with its plumage gray, with black and white wings and tail. Feeds on mostly pine nuts.

American Nutcracker

A bird with its plumage gray, with black and white wings and tail. Feeds on mostly pine nuts.

"Picicorvus. American Nutcracker. General characteristics of the European Nucifraga. Bill slenderer, more acute, with more regularly curved culmen and commissure, and straight instead of convex and ascending gonys as a whole somewhat decurved. Nostrils circular, concealed by a full tuft of plumules. Wings long and pointed, folding to the end of the tail; 5th quill longest; 4th, 3d, 6th little less; 2d much shorter, 1st not half as long as 5th. Tail little over half as long as wing, little rounded. Tarsus shorter than middle toe and claw; the envelope divided into small plates on the sides behind the bottom. Claws very large, strong, acute and much curved, especially that of the hind toe; the lateral reaching beyond base of the middle claw. Coloration peculiar; gray, with black-and-white wings and tail. Habits much the same as those of Nucifraga; alpine and sub-boreal, pinicoline, and pinivorous. One species, confined to West Amer." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Nutcracker

"Picicorvus. American Nutcracker. General characteristics of the European Nucifraga. Bill slenderer,…

The European nutcracker, known for feeding on nuts.

European Nutcracker

The European nutcracker, known for feeding on nuts.

Nuthatches can climb down trees headfirst.

Nuthatch

Nuthatches can climb down trees headfirst.

A genus of birds found widely distributed in Eurasia, which somewhat resemble the starlings and woodpeckers. They have a cone-shaped bill and square-cut tail, and the plumage is of different shades of brown, studded with long white spots.

Nuthatch

A genus of birds found widely distributed in Eurasia, which somewhat resemble the starlings and woodpeckers.…

"The colours in Sitta caesia, (Nuthatch) which ranges over nearly all the Palaearctic and Indian Regions, and throughout North America to Mexico, are slaty-blue and rusty-red of various shades, relieved by black and white; the slaty tints shewing chiefly above, often in combination with black or brown cap." A. H. Evans, 1900

Nuthatch

"The colours in Sitta caesia, (Nuthatch) which ranges over nearly all the Palaearctic and Indian Regions,…

"No black cap or white stripe on head. Upper parts dull ashy-blue; under parts sordid or muddy whitish. Cap clear hair-brown. A decided spot white on the middle of the nape, in the brown cap, which on the sides of the head includes the eyes, and is bordered with dusky. Middle tail-feathers like back, without black, and with little or no white." Elliot Coues, 1884

Brown-headed Nuthatch

"No black cap or white stripe on head. Upper parts dull ashy-blue; under parts sordid or muddy whitish.…

A small, omnivorous bird, which gets its name from the hatches or hammerings it leaves on nuts.

Common European Nuthatch

A small, omnivorous bird, which gets its name from the hatches or hammerings it leaves on nuts.

"Crown clear hair-brown; a white spot on nape; middle tail-feathers plain." Elliot Coues, 1884.

European Nuthatch

"Crown clear hair-brown; a white spot on nape; middle tail-feathers plain." Elliot Coues, 1884.

The head of a Red-Bellied Nuthatch.

Red-Bellied Nuthatch

The head of a Red-Bellied Nuthatch.

The Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, is a small songbird. Adults have blue-grey upperparts with reddish underparts; they have a white face with a black stripe through the eyes, a white throat, a straight grey bill and a black crown. This bird is smaller than the White-breasted Nuthatch.

Red-breasted Nuthatch

The Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, is a small songbird. Adults have blue-grey upperparts with…

"Upper parts leaden-blue the central tail-feathers the same; wings fuscous, with slight ashy edgings and concealed white bases of the primaries. Entire under parts rusty-brown, very variable in shade, from rich fulvous to brownish-white, usually palest on the throat, deepest on the sides and crissum; tail-feathers, except the middle pair, black, the lateral marked with white. Whole top and side of head and neck glossy black, that of the side appearing as a broad bar through the eye from bill to side of neck, cut off from that of the crown by a long white superciliary stripe, which meets its fellow across the forehead. Bill dark plumbeous, paler below; feet plumbeous-brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-breasted Nuthatch

"Upper parts leaden-blue the central tail-feathers the same; wings fuscous, with slight ashy edgings…

The head of a White-Bellied Nuthatch.

White-Bellied Nuthatch

The head of a White-Bellied Nuthatch.

Nightingale, a small creeping bird seen running up and down the trunks of trees, getting its name from its habit of hatching open nuts it has previously wedged in the bark of trees, (Beach, 1909).

White-breasted Nuthatch

Nightingale, a small creeping bird seen running up and down the trunks of trees, getting its name from…

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.

White-breasted Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds…

"Upper parts, central tail-feathers, and much edging of the wings, clear ashy-blue; whole crown, nape, and back of the neck, glossy black. Under parts, including sides of neck and head to above eyes, dull white, more or less marked on the flanks and crissum with rusty-brown. Wings and their coverts blackish, much edged as already said, and with an oblique bar of white on the outer webs of the primaries white; under wing-coverts mostly blackish; bold bluish and black variegation of the inner secondaries. Tail, excepting the two middle feathers, black, each feather marked with white in increasing amount, the outer web of the lateral feather being mostly white. Bill blackish-plumbeous, pale at the base below. Feet dark brown. Iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-Breasted Nuthatch

"Upper parts, central tail-feathers, and much edging of the wings, clear ashy-blue; whole crown, nape,…

The nuthatches are a genus, Sitta, of small passerine birds belonging to the family Sittidae. Characterised by large heads, short tails, and powerful bills and feet, nuthatches advertise their territory using loud, simple songs. Most species exhibit grey or bluish upperparts and a black eye stripe. Most nuthatches breed in the temperate or montane woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere, although two species have adapted to rocky habitats in the warmer and drier regions of Eurasia. However, the greatest diversity is in Southern Asia, and similarities between the species have made it difficult to identify distinct species. All members of this genus nest in holes or crevices. Most species are non-migratory and live in their habitat year-round, although the North American Red-breasted Nuthatch migrates to warmer regions during the winter. A few nuthatch species have restricted ranges and face threats from deforestation.

Nuthatches

The nuthatches are a genus, Sitta, of small passerine birds belonging to the family Sittidae. Characterised…

The Oilbird or Guacharo (Steatornis caripensis) is a bird in the Steatornithidae family, related to the nightjars.

Oilbird

The Oilbird or Guacharo (Steatornis caripensis) is a bird in the Steatornithidae family, related to…

This bird feeds primarily on insects and fruit, and both sexes care for the young.

Oriole

This bird feeds primarily on insects and fruit, and both sexes care for the young.

This bird feeds primarily on insects and fruit, and both sexes care for the young.

Oriole

This bird feeds primarily on insects and fruit, and both sexes care for the young.

"The Oriole is a well-known American Bird, of which there are varieties in Europe, Asia, and Africa."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Oriole

"The Oriole is a well-known American Bird, of which there are varieties in Europe, Asia, and Africa."—(Charles…

A class of birds native to Eurasia, Africa, and the Indian Archipelago, though there are allied species in America, known as the Baltimore bird and the orchard oriole.

Oriole

A class of birds native to Eurasia, Africa, and the Indian Archipelago, though there are allied species…

"A very beautiful American, bird, found in all parts of the United States, and as far north as 55 degrees N. lat., but migrating to tropical or subtropical regions in winter." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Oriole

"A very beautiful American, bird, found in all parts of the United States, and as far north as 55 degrees…

An oriole attacking a serpent on a branch.

Oriole and serpent

An oriole attacking a serpent on a branch.

Orioles are perching birds related to the meadowlark and blackbird.

Baltimore Oriole

Orioles are perching birds related to the meadowlark and blackbird.

Familiar in orchards of the United States, the Baltimore oriole is also known as the golden oriole and the golden robin.

Baltimore Oriole

Familiar in orchards of the United States, the Baltimore oriole is also known as the golden oriole and…

The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, is a small icterid blackbird which is on average 18 cm long and weighs 34 g. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles, a Major League Baseball team in Baltimore, Maryland, were named after this bird. It is also the state bird of Maryland.

Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, is a small icterid blackbird which is on average 18 cm long and…

icterus baltimore, Baltimore Oriole, are glossy black, with yellow, bay, or orange patches-especially upon the rump and lower surface-and often some white on the wing." A. H. Evans, 1900

Baltimore Oriole

icterus baltimore, Baltimore Oriole, are glossy black, with yellow, bay, or orange patches-especially…

"Icterus galbula. Baltimore Oriole. Golden Robin. Firebird. Hangnest. Adult male: Black and orange. Head and neck all round, and the back, black; rump, upper tail-coverts, lesser and under wing coverts, most of the tail-feathers, and all the under parts from the throat fiery orange, but of varying intensity according to age and season. Middle tail-feathers black; wings black, the middle and greater coverts, and inner quills, more or less edged and tipped with white, but the white on the coverts not forming a continuous patch; bill and feet blue-black, or dark grayish-blue." Elliot Coues, 1884

Baltimore Oriole

"Icterus galbula. Baltimore Oriole. Golden Robin. Firebird. Hangnest. Adult male: Black and orange.…

"Icterus bullocki. Bullock's Oriole. Adult male: Similarly black and orange, the orange invading the sides of the head and neck and the forehead, leaving only a narrow space on the throat, the lores, and a line through the eye, black; a large continuous white patch on the wing, formed by the middle and greater coverts. Larger than Baltimore." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bullock's Oriole

"Icterus bullocki. Bullock's Oriole. Adult male: Similarly black and orange, the orange invading the…