223 illustrations of birds including: parakeet, parrot, partridge, passenger pigeon, pastor, pavao, peacock, pelican, penguin, petrel, pewee, phalarope, pheasant, philydor, phoebe, piculet, pie, pigeon, pinc-pinc, pintail, pipit, pitta, plant-cutter, plover, pochard, pogostemon, pork, pouter, promerops, psalurus, ptarmigan, puff, and puffin

The males of the peacock species are known for their magnificent plumage. For this reason they have been domesticated in Europe and Asia.

Peacock

The males of the peacock species are known for their magnificent plumage. For this reason they have…

A peacock on the terrace, with a girl feeding it.

Peacock

A peacock on the terrace, with a girl feeding it.

The male of a gallinaceous fowl, about the size of the turkey. The rump feathers are long and capable of being erected, and ech is marked with a black spot, around which brilliant metalic colors are arranged.

Peacock

The male of a gallinaceous fowl, about the size of the turkey. The rump feathers are long and capable…

A class of beautiful birds of the pheasant family, native to southeastern Asia. In the wild state peacocks are met with mostly while perching in trees, but they make their nests on the ground, where the peahen lays from twenty to thirty eggs in the early spring and may later be seen in company with a large brood of young, usually from ten to twenty.

Peacock

A class of beautiful birds of the pheasant family, native to southeastern Asia. In the wild state peacocks…

A large colorful bird with a colorful tail.

Peacock

A large colorful bird with a colorful tail.

"The family of Pavonidae comprehends the Peacock." The male bird forms the beautiful array of tail feathers each Spring.

Peacock

"The family of Pavonidae comprehends the Peacock." The male bird forms the beautiful array of tail feathers…

A peacock; pavo linnaeus

Peacock

A peacock; pavo linnaeus

An illustration of a peacock beneath a tree filled with smaller birds.

Peacock and Tree

An illustration of a peacock beneath a tree filled with smaller birds.

Pelican, a water bird with webbed feet and a long bill having a pouch on the under surface. The upper part of the bill hooks over the lower.

Pelican

Pelican, a water bird with webbed feet and a long bill having a pouch on the under surface. The upper…

Pelicans often travel in considerable flocks, visiting the mouths of rivers or sea coasts.

Pelican

Pelicans often travel in considerable flocks, visiting the mouths of rivers or sea coasts.

The pelican has a conspicuous throat pouch.

Pelican

The pelican has a conspicuous throat pouch.

A genus of webfooted water birds remarkable for their broad bill with a pouch under it. The bill is flattened, nearly straight, and very long. At the end of the upper mandible is a hook curving over the tip of the lower one.

Pelican

A genus of webfooted water birds remarkable for their broad bill with a pouch under it. The bill is…

A bird with a large pouch on the underside of its beak with which it carries fish.

Pelican

A bird with a large pouch on the underside of its beak with which it carries fish.

A pelican

Pelican

A pelican

An illustration of a brown pelican with a fish in it's mouth and a sea gull resting on his back. The brown pelican is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It lives strictly on coasts from Washington and Virginia south to northern Chile and the mouth of the Amazon River, as well as the island of Saut d'Eau in Trinidad and Tobago. Some immature birds may stray to inland freshwater lakes. After nesting, North American birds move in flocks further north along the coasts, returning to warmer waters for winter. Their young are hatched in broods of about 3, and eat around 150 lbs. of fish in the 8-10 month period they are cared for. Gulls (often informally Seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are typically medium to large birds, usually gray or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet.

Brown Pelican and Sea Gull

An illustration of a brown pelican with a fish in it's mouth and a sea gull resting on his back. The…

A female pelican feeding its young fish.

Pelican feeding its young

A female pelican feeding its young fish.

The common white pelican measures about five to six feet in length, with a wingspan of approximately twelve to thirteen feet; it is the largest of the web-footed birds.

Common White Pelican

The common white pelican measures about five to six feet in length, with a wingspan of approximately…

"The Crested Pelican or (Pelecanus crispus) is white with rosy or salmon tinge, the primaries being black, and the moderate occipital crest and stiff elongated feathers o the lower fore-neck washed with yellow. The lores and orbits are naked, while an enormous dilatable semi-transparent pouch fills the space between the branches and the lower jaw." A. H. Evans, 1900

Crested Pelican

"The Crested Pelican or (Pelecanus crispus) is white with rosy or salmon tinge, the primaries being…

"The Crested Pelican inhabits the southeast of Europe and Africa."

Crested Pelican (Pelicanus Onocrotalus)

"The Crested Pelican inhabits the southeast of Europe and Africa."

A pelican having a beak with many protrusions.

Rough Billed Pelican

A pelican having a beak with many protrusions.

The White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus also known as the Eastern White Pelican or Great White Pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. The tree nest is a crude heap of vegetation.

White Pelican

The White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus also known as the Eastern White Pelican or Great White Pelican…

Penguins are excellent swimmers and divers.

Penguin

Penguins are excellent swimmers and divers.

Penguins are excellent swimmers and divers.

Penguin

Penguins are excellent swimmers and divers.

Penguins are adopted for a completely aquatic life. The body is boat-shaped, the neck long, and legs short and placed behind the point of equilibrium of the body.

Penguin

Penguins are adopted for a completely aquatic life. The body is boat-shaped, the neck long, and legs…

A penguin standing up on a piece of ice.

Penguin

A penguin standing up on a piece of ice.

"The Penguins are aquatic birds confined to the high S. latitudes or both hemispheres, where they congregate in large flocks. The body is generally elliptical; neck of moderate length; bill moderately long, straight, compressed; tail short. They have no quills in their wings, which are as rigid as the flippers of a cetacean, and utterly useless for flight, though they move freely at the shoulder joint, forming most efficient paddles, and are usually worked alternately with a rotatory motion. In standing, the penguin preserves an upright position, generally resting on the tarsus, which is widened like the foot of a quadruped; but in progressing this is kept nearly vertical, and the weight supported on the toes alone."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Penguin

"The Penguins are aquatic birds confined to the high S. latitudes or both hemispheres, where they congregate…

Penguins vary much in size, the King Penguin of the Antarctic Seas being the largest. They all have very short legs, no wings, but a couple of paddles which assist them greatly in swimming.

Penguin

Penguins vary much in size, the King Penguin of the Antarctic Seas being the largest. They all have…

A genus of webfooted birds native to the southern hemisphere. They have short wings useless in flight, feet adapted for an erect position of the body, legs far behind, and the body is covered with shot, rigid feathers.

Penguin

A genus of webfooted birds native to the southern hemisphere. They have short wings useless in flight,…

A penguin perched on a rock.

Penguin

A penguin perched on a rock.

A bird not capable of flight that lives in freezing temperatures.

Penguin

A bird not capable of flight that lives in freezing temperatures.

"The Penguins belong exclusively to cold countries."

Crested Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocoma)

"The Penguins belong exclusively to cold countries."

The jackass penguin gets its name from its strange cry, which is said to resemble the braying of a donkey.

Jackass Penguin

The jackass penguin gets its name from its strange cry, which is said to resemble the braying of a donkey.

Also known as the pantagonian penguin, the king penguin is found in the far southern latitudes of South America and surrounding islands.

King Penguin

Also known as the pantagonian penguin, the king penguin is found in the far southern latitudes of South…

"The Little Penguin, adapted exclusively for swimming and diving. In this quaint bird the wing forms a perfect screw, and is employed as such in swimming and diving."—Pettigrew, 1874

Little Penguin

"The Little Penguin, adapted exclusively for swimming and diving. In this quaint bird the wing forms…

This is a troop of crested "Maccaroni" or Rock-hopper penguins nesting "under the shade of tussocks of grass." The parents sit nearby their eggs which lie in depressions in the bare earth. "This penguin is bluish-black with white breast and belly, and a fine orange crest on each side of the crown, from which a broad golden streak passes over the eye to the base of the maxilla.". -A. H. Evans, 1900.

A Troop of Crested "Maccaroni" or Rock-Hopper Penguins Nesting Under the Shade of Tussock of Trees

This is a troop of crested "Maccaroni" or Rock-hopper penguins nesting "under the shade of tussocks…

The Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is a bird in the Spheniscidae family of penguins.

Southern Rockhopper Penguin

The Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is a bird in the Spheniscidae family of penguins.

Petrels never dive, and rarely swim. Instead they skim rapidly over the waves looking for food.

Petrel

Petrels never dive, and rarely swim. Instead they skim rapidly over the waves looking for food.

Petrels resemble gulls, except in having the nostrils open as two parallel tubes on the top of the beak.

Petrel

Petrels resemble gulls, except in having the nostrils open as two parallel tubes on the top of the beak.

Petrels have a fossil record that extends back at least 60 million years, it is among the oldest bird groupings. They are characterised by a united nostrils with medium septum, and a long outer functional primary. It is dominant in the Southern Oceans, but not so in the Northern Hemisphere.

Petrel

Petrels have a fossil record that extends back at least 60 million years, it is among the oldest bird…

A genus of sea-birds. They include many species, all of which have webbed feet and long and strong wings. The nasal tubes are united, the beak is as long as the head, and the upper mandible is hooked. They live almost constantly on the ocean.

Petrel

A genus of sea-birds. They include many species, all of which have webbed feet and long and strong wings.…

"Cymochorea melaena. Black Petrel. Form of the last very nearly; bill more robust; tarsus a little longer than middle toe and claw. No white anywhere. Plumage sooty brownish-black, darkest above and on head, more smoky-brown on under parts, grayer on wing-coverts, quite black on wing- and tail-feathers; bill and feet black; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black Petrel

"Cymochorea melaena. Black Petrel. Form of the last very nearly; bill more robust; tarsus a little longer…

Distributed throughout the northern regions of the Atlantic, the fulmar petrel prefers to nest in the rocky precipices of the coast.

Fulmar Petrel

Distributed throughout the northern regions of the Atlantic, the fulmar petrel prefers to nest in the…

"Cymochorea leucorrhoa. Leach's Petrel. White-rumped Petrel. Coloration as in the last species (pygmy petrel), with white upper tail-coverts, forming a conspicuous mark; but apt to be lighter - rather of a grayish or even ashy hue on some parts; but easily recognized, whatever the shade of color. Bill and feet black; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Leach's Petrel

"Cymochorea leucorrhoa. Leach's Petrel. White-rumped Petrel. Coloration as in the last species (pygmy…

The storm Petrel "of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic from Greenland to South Africa, which breeds in Scotland, Ireland, and the West of England, is sooty-black with the tail-coverts white, except at the tips, and a little white on the wing-coverts." A. H. Evans, 1900

Storm Petrel Swimming with Reflection

The storm Petrel "of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic from Greenland to South Africa, which breeds…

A brave sea bird that is usually found far out at sea.

Stormy Petrel

A brave sea bird that is usually found far out at sea.

The smallest of the web-footed birds, the stormy petrel averages only about six inches in length.

Stormy Petrel

The smallest of the web-footed birds, the stormy petrel averages only about six inches in length.

"Petrel is a popular name for certain small oceanic birds of dusky plumage, nocturnal in habit, widely distributed but most abundant in the Southern Hemisphere. The term stormy petrel is more exclusively applied to the Thalassidroma pelagica, a bird which seems to run in a remarkable manner along the surface of the sea, where it picks up its food. This species was well known to sailors as Mother Carey's chickens (q. v.), and their appearance is supposed to foretell a storm."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Stormy Petrel

"Petrel is a popular name for certain small oceanic birds of dusky plumage, nocturnal in habit, widely…

Pewee, a small flycather.

Pewee

Pewee, a small flycather.

A wood pewee perched on a branch.

Wood Pewee

A wood pewee perched on a branch.

"Contopus virens. Wood Pewee. Olivaceous-brown, rather darker on head; with sides washed with a paler shade of the same, reaching nearly or quite across the breast; throat and belly whitish, more or less tinged with dull yellowish; under tail-coverts the same, usually streaked with dusky; tail and wings blackish, the former unmarked, the inner wing-quills edged, and the greater and middle coverts tipped, with whitish; feet and upper mandible black, under mandible usually yellow, sometimes dusky; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Wood Pewee

"Contopus virens. Wood Pewee. Olivaceous-brown, rather darker on head; with sides washed with a paler…

An illustration of pezophaps solitarius, part of the dodo family.

Pezophaps Solitarius

An illustration of pezophaps solitarius, part of the dodo family.

Preferring aquatic environment, the females of the gray phalarope species are slightly larger than the males.

Gray Phalarope

Preferring aquatic environment, the females of the gray phalarope species are slightly larger than the…

"Steganopus wilsoni. Wilson's Phalarope. Bill and feet black. Crown of head pale ash, passing into white along a narrow stripe in the nape. A narrow, distinct, pure white line over the eye. Sides of neck intense purplish-chestnut, or dark wine-red; anteriorly deepening upon the auriculars into velvety-black; posteriorly continued, somewhat duller in tint, as a stripe along each side of the back to the tips of the scapulars. Other upper parts pearly-ash, blanching on the rump and upper tail-coverts. Wings pale grayish-brown; coverts slightly white-tipped; primaries dusky-brown, their shafts brownish-white, except at tip. Tail marbled with pearly-gray and white. All the under parts pure white, but the fore part and sides of the breast washed with pale chestnut-brown, as if with a weak solution of the rich color on the neck, and a faint tinge of the same along the sides of the body to the flanks. Bill and feet black. Iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Wilson's Phalarope

"Steganopus wilsoni. Wilson's Phalarope. Bill and feet black. Crown of head pale ash, passing into white…

Pheasant, a long-tailed game bird related to the partridge.

Pheasant

Pheasant, a long-tailed game bird related to the partridge.

The pheasant prefers wooded slopes or marshy plains. They eat grain, berries, worms and insects.

Pheasant

The pheasant prefers wooded slopes or marshy plains. They eat grain, berries, worms and insects.

"The Pheasant is one of the most highly prized game birds. The adult male pheasant is a beautiful bird, about three feet long. Head and neck deep steel-blue, shot with greenish-purple and brown; eye surrounded by a patch of scarlet skin, speckled with blue-black; ear-coverts brown; back a light golden-red, the feathers of the upper part tipped with velvet-black, the lower part marked with brown. Quill feathers brown, of various shades, tail feathers oaken-brown, barred with a darker shade and with black. Breast and front of the abdomen golden-red with purple reflections, feathers edged with black; rest of abdomen and under tail-coverts blackish-brown. The female has yellowish-brown plumage, and is about two feet in length. Such is the common pheasant. There are several other species."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pheasant

"The Pheasant is one of the most highly prized game birds. The adult male pheasant is a beautiful bird,…

A genus of birds found originally in Asia, but brought to Europe at an early date in history. They were introduced into the United States from Europe. The pheasants include a number of species, and with them are usually associated numerous allied birds, all of which are highly prized as game birds.

Pheasant

A genus of birds found originally in Asia, but brought to Europe at an early date in history. They were…

A game bird with a very long tail and metallic colors.

Pheasant

A game bird with a very long tail and metallic colors.

"Phasianus colchicus, Pheasant, ...has a white collar and slaty lower back with dark green barring; while the former has the rump feathers buff, with black mottlings and purplish-red tips. The females, hardly separable from one another, lack the red face-wattles, the long ear-tufts, and the pair of spurs of a male." A. H. Evans, 1900

Pheasant

"Phasianus colchicus, Pheasant, ...has a white collar and slaty lower back with dark green barring;…

"The female does not build a nest or cover her eggs; neither does she take care of her young. The eggs are laid in the nests of other birds and the care of hatching the eggs and feeding their young is left to these strangers."

Pheasant Cuckoo

"The female does not build a nest or cover her eggs; neither does she take care of her young. The eggs…