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 common pheasant of Europe is prized as a game bird, and prefers to make its home in marshes, thickets, and other wet areas.

Pheasant of Europe

The common pheasant of Europe is prized as a game bird, and prefers to make its home in marshes, thickets,…

An Asian pheasant of great beauty.

Argus Pheasant

An Asian pheasant of great beauty.

Pheasant perched high in trees.

Argus Pheasant

Pheasant perched high in trees.

Native to Sumatra and India, the argus pheasant can measure up to five feet in length.

Argus Pheasant

Native to Sumatra and India, the argus pheasant can measure up to five feet in length.

"The Argus-Pheasant is a bird with magnificent plumage, and inhabits the forests of Java and Sumatra."

Argus-Pheasant

"The Argus-Pheasant is a bird with magnificent plumage, and inhabits the forests of Java and Sumatra."

A common colorful game bird. Generally a golden brown and intimatel bared or laced with black.

Common Pheasant

A common colorful game bird. Generally a golden brown and intimatel bared or laced with black.

The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), is a bird in the pheasant family (Phasianidae). It is native to Asia but has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird. In parts of its range, namely in places where none of its relatives occur such as in Europe (where it is naturalized), it is simply known as "the pheasant". It is a well-known gamebird, among those of more than regional importance perhaps the most widespread and ancient one in the whole world.

Common Pheasant

The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), is a bird in the pheasant family (Phasianidae). It is native…

English Pheasant. Common Pheasant. Phasianus colchicus. Adult plumage: Maroon breast, orangey flanks, white ring round neck; tail brown with dark brownish barring, rump gray; green iridescent head with lighter tufts and a bare red face

English Pheasant

English Pheasant. Common Pheasant. Phasianus colchicus. Adult plumage: Maroon breast, orangey flanks,…

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

Golden Pheasant

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

Also known as Hastings' tragopan, the horned pheasant is native to the northern reaches of the Himalayas.

Horned Pheasant

Also known as Hastings' tragopan, the horned pheasant is native to the northern reaches of the Himalayas.

Impeyan pheasant and its young.

Impeyan Pheasant

Impeyan pheasant and its young.

About the size of a hen turkey, the impeyan pheasant is found in Nepal.

Impeyan Pheasant

About the size of a hen turkey, the impeyan pheasant is found in Nepal.

"Panurus biarmicus, the "Bearded Tit" or "Reed-Pheasant" plumage is orange-brown above, with grey crown and a black streak from the lores down the cheeks, where the feathers are elongated and point backwards; the wings are varied with black and white; the throat is greyish, the breast pinkish; the abdomen coloured like the back; the under tail-coverts are black, the bill is yellow. The hen has a buff head, while she lacks the black "moustache" and under tail-coverts." A. H. Evans, 1900

Reed Pheasant

"Panurus biarmicus, the "Bearded Tit" or "Reed-Pheasant" plumage is orange-brown above, with grey crown…

"The Pheasant is remarkable for the extraordinary length of its tail, the middle feathers of which in one species sometimes attain a length of seven or eight feet."

Reeves' Pheasant (Phasianus Reevesii)

"The Pheasant is remarkable for the extraordinary length of its tail, the middle feathers of which in…

A pair of ring-necked pheasants, native to China.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

A pair of ring-necked pheasants, native to China.

"The Pheasant is remarkable for the extraordinary length of its tail, the middle feathers of which in one species sometimes attain a length of seven or eight feet."

Common Pheasants

"The Pheasant is remarkable for the extraordinary length of its tail, the middle feathers of which in…

A genus of South American synallaxine birds.

Philydor

A genus of South American synallaxine birds.

Also known as the pewee fly-catcher, the phoebe bird feeds mostly on small insects.

Phoebe

Also known as the pewee fly-catcher, the phoebe bird feeds mostly on small insects.

The genus Sayornis is a small group of medium-sized insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrranidae native to North and South America.

Phoebe

The genus Sayornis is a small group of medium-sized insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family…

The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is a small bird of the Tyrant Flycatcher family (Tyrannidae).

Black Phoebe

The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is a small bird of the Tyrant Flycatcher family (Tyrannidae).

A genus of woodpeckers.

Piculet

A genus of woodpeckers.

Native to New Guinea, the pie of paradise is renowned for its brilliant plumage.

Paradise Pie

Native to New Guinea, the pie of paradise is renowned for its brilliant plumage.

A bird around 16 inches in length with a 7 inch tail. The head is bald and a bright yellow color. The underparts are a creamy white.

Vulturine Pie

A bird around 16 inches in length with a 7 inch tail. The head is bald and a bright yellow color. The…

Pigeons are distinguished by their slender feet which are adapted for perching, whilst the voice is of a gentle, soft and melancholy character (Nicholson, 1871)

Pigeon

Pigeons are distinguished by their slender feet which are adapted for perching, whilst the voice is…

A Pigeon in a loft

Pigeon

A Pigeon in a loft

A group of rasorial birds found widely distributed, but most abundant in the tropical countries. They include many varieties, varying greatly in color and habit.

Pigeon

A group of rasorial birds found widely distributed, but most abundant in the tropical countries. They…

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending and descending."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Pigeon

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending…

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

American wild pigeon

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

They have the bill comparatively dilated, with a wide and partly naked interramal space, oblique sulci on the edge of the upper mandible, a smal weak unguis and long short nasal tubes.

Cape Pigeon

They have the bill comparatively dilated, with a wide and partly naked interramal space, oblique sulci…

Carrier pigeons are also known as homing pigeons.

Carrier Pigeon

Carrier pigeons are also known as homing pigeons.

"Crown-pigeon (Goura coronata). GOURA. The typical genus of crown-pigeons of the Papuan subfamily Gourinae." -Whitney, 1911

Crown Pigeon

"Crown-pigeon (Goura coronata). GOURA. The typical genus of crown-pigeons of the Papuan subfamily Gourinae."…

"The Crowned Pigeon is very common in New Guinea and the Moluccas."

Crowned Pigeon

"The Crowned Pigeon is very common in New Guinea and the Moluccas."

"Goura coronata, the Crowned Pigeon, discovered by Dampier in 1699, is bluish-slate -coloured, with darker wings, and some black on the chin and side of the head; a broad chestnut band crossing the back, one of white shewing conspicuously on the wing, and one of grey terminating the tail." A. H. Evans, 1900

Crowned Pigeon

"Goura coronata, the Crowned Pigeon, discovered by Dampier in 1699, is bluish-slate -coloured, with…

A common bird found in nearly all parts of the world

Domestic Pigeon

A common bird found in nearly all parts of the world

The Bronze Fruit Pigeon (Carpophaga aenea) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

Bronze Fruit Pigeon

The Bronze Fruit Pigeon (Carpophaga aenea) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

Goura Crowned Pigeon

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

The plumage of this bird is of a beautiful grayish blue; its head is ornamented with a pretty plume of straight, long, and tapering feathers, (Figuier, 1869).

Great-crowned Pigeon

The plumage of this bird is of a beautiful grayish blue; its head is ornamented with a pretty plume…

An illustration of a Papuan crowned pigeon.

Papuan crowned pigeon

An illustration of a Papuan crowned pigeon.

The passenger pigeon became extinct in 1914.

Passenger Pigeon

The passenger pigeon became extinct in 1914.

The passenger pigeon was very abundant in North America but eventually became extinct because of hunting.

Passenger Pigeon

The passenger pigeon was very abundant in North America but eventually became extinct because of hunting.

An illustration of passenger pigeons feeding by regurgitation.

Passenger Pigeon

An illustration of passenger pigeons feeding by regurgitation.

"Ectopistes migratorius. Passenger Pigeon. Wild Pigeon Adult: Upper parts, including head all around, slaty-blue, bright and pure on head and rump, shaded with olivaceous-gray on the back and wings; the back and sides of the neck glittering with golden and violet iridescence, the wing-coverts with velvety-clack spots. Below, from the throat, light purplish-chestnut, paler behind and fading into white on the lower belly and crissum. Tibiae, sides of body, and lining of wings like upper parts. Quills blackish, with rufous-white edging. Two middle tail-feathers blackish; others fading from pearly-bluish into white, their extreme bases with black and chestnut spots. Bill black; feet lake red, drying and undefinable color; iris orange; skin about eye red." Elliot Coues, 1884

Passenger Pigeon

"Ectopistes migratorius. Passenger Pigeon. Wild Pigeon Adult: Upper parts, including head all around,…

The color is blackish; the total length is about 14 inches; the beak besides being toothed is remarkably large and strong, with a very convex culmen, like that of a bird of prey.

Tooth Billed Pigeon

The color is blackish; the total length is about 14 inches; the beak besides being toothed is remarkably…

Didunculus strigirostris, the Manu-mea or Red Bird of the islands of Upolu, Salvai, and Tutuila in Samoan group, is glossy greenish-black, with chestnut back, rump, wing-coverts, tail and under tail-coverts, but browner-quills and abdomen. The hooked and toothed bill is orange, the feet are reddish, and the naked orbits red. The sexes are similar, the young entirely brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Tooth-Billed Pigeon

Didunculus strigirostris, the Manu-mea or Red Bird of the islands of Upolu, Salvai, and Tutuila in Samoan…

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States is now extinct.

Wild Pigeons

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States…

The wood pigeons are the largest species of this family; their plumage is slaty grey, with bluish, green, and rose-coloured reflections, (Figuier, 1869).

Wood Pigeon

The wood pigeons are the largest species of this family; their plumage is slaty grey, with bluish, green,…

A group of different varieties of domestic pigeons including the tumbler, the pouter, and the carrier pigeon.

Domestic Pigeons

A group of different varieties of domestic pigeons including the tumbler, the pouter, and the carrier…

The Fantail is a popular breed of Fancy Pigeon which are domesticated varieties of the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).

Two Fantail Pigeons

The Fantail is a popular breed of Fancy Pigeon which are domesticated varieties of the Rock Pigeon (Columba…

"These birds have as distinctive features a short beak, a small head, a round and massive body, bare tarsi, with spurs more or less developed, and a medium-sized back toe."

Pin-Tailed Sand-Grouse

"These birds have as distinctive features a short beak, a small head, a round and massive body, bare…

Found in South Africa, the pinc-pinc is about the size of a wren, and is named after its distinctive cry.

Pinc-Pinc

Found in South Africa, the pinc-pinc is about the size of a wren, and is named after its distinctive…

An illustration of a pinnated grouse.

Pinnated grouse

An illustration of a pinnated grouse.

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle feathers of which are long-exserted, linear acute, and nearly as long as the wing from the carpal joint to the end of the first primary.

Pintail

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle…

"Pipit, or Titlark (Anthus ludovicianus)."-Whitney, 1902

Pipit

"Pipit, or Titlark (Anthus ludovicianus)."-Whitney, 1902

The pipit or titlark is a small American bird that often flicks its tail.

Pipit

The pipit or titlark is a small American bird that often flicks its tail.

Also known as the titlark, the meadow pipit prefers to live on steep and arid slops, subsisting on a diet of insects, worms, and slugs.

Meadow Pipit

Also known as the titlark, the meadow pipit prefers to live on steep and arid slops, subsisting on a…

"Meadow Pipit or Anthus pratensis. Upper parts greenish-brown distinctly marked with blackish-brown centres of the feathers; wing-quills and coverts clove-brown, edged with greenish-gray. Tail-feathers dark brown, edged with the greenish shade of the back, the outer one obliquely white for nearly half its length, and others with white at the end. Cheeks olivaceous, speckled with dusky. Under parts brownish-white with a tinge of green, marked on the breast and sides with brownish-black streaks running forward as a maxillary chain; chin, belly, and under tail-coverts unmarked. Bill dusky above and at end, the rest livid flesh-color; feet obscure flesh-color; iris blackish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Meadow Pipit

"Meadow Pipit or Anthus pratensis. Upper parts greenish-brown distinctly marked with blackish-brown…

The giant pitta inhabits Sumatra, feeding mostly on ants.

Giant Pitta

The giant pitta inhabits Sumatra, feeding mostly on ants.

"Pitta brachyura, the Indian Pitta, has plumage that exhibits vivid scarlet, blue, and green tints, in addition to yellow, purple, black, brown, and white. They are stout, strong-billed form, with short rounded wings and tail, the long metatarsus being more or less scutellated all round; the primaries number ten- the secondaries eight, the rectrices twelve." A. H. Evans, 1900

Indian Pitta

"Pitta brachyura, the Indian Pitta, has plumage that exhibits vivid scarlet, blue, and green tints,…

"Philepitta, peculiar to Madagascar, which have bare orbits surmounted by a green caruncle in the male, and metatarsi with a regular series of scale behind (taxaspidean). P. Jala, is black, with yellow at the bend of the wing; the female is olive green with yellow markings below." A. H. Evans, 1900

Wattled Pittas

"Philepitta, peculiar to Madagascar, which have bare orbits surmounted by a green caruncle in the male,…

A bird that does much damage by cutting tender sprouts and buds with their serrated bill.

Plant Cutter

A bird that does much damage by cutting tender sprouts and buds with their serrated bill.