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 Chilian plant-cutter frequents the wooded parts of the country, where they feed on buds, fruits and herbage. They frequently destroy farmers crops.

Chilian plant-cutter

The Chilian plant-cutter frequents the wooded parts of the country, where they feed on buds, fruits…

The golden plover is the size of a turtle dove.

Plover

The golden plover is the size of a turtle dove.

A class of birds frequenting the shore and inland waters of amrica and Eurasia. There are many well known species, differing in size and color. The common plover has long wings, the points usually projecting beyond the tail.

Plover

A class of birds frequenting the shore and inland waters of amrica and Eurasia. There are many well…

Plovers are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. They are known to dive in lakes looking for fish ok Carol. There are about 40 species in the subfamily, most of them called "plover" or "dotterel". The closely related lapwing subfamily, Vanellinae, comprises another 20-odd species. Plovers are found throughout the world, and are characterised by relatively short bills. They hunt by sight, rather than by feel as longer-billed waders like snipe do.

Plover

Plovers are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. They…

"Charadrius dominicus. American Golden Plover. Field Plover. Bull-head Plover. Upper parts black, everywhere speckled with golden-yellow, and mostly also white, the brighter color in excess. The markings of individual feathers are a tipping and one or several paired scollops. Hind neck less strongly marked than crown or back. Forehead, and long stripe over eye snowy-white. Region immediately around bill, sides of head to include eyes, and entire under parts, glossy brownish-black. Lining of wings, and axillars, sooty-gray or ashy. Tail dusky grayish-brown, with numerous irregular pale gray bars, and reddish-brown shafts; upper tail-coverts and rump like back. Primaries fuscous, blackening at tips and whitening at bases of inner webs, though without definite white spaces; shafts white for space. Secondaries and many of the coverts, like the primaries, plain fuscous, without the golden and white fretwork of the back. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Golden Plover

"Charadrius dominicus. American Golden Plover. Field Plover. Bull-head Plover. Upper parts black, everywhere…

"Squatarola helvetica. Swiss Plover. Black-bellied Plover. Bull-head Plover. Whistling Field Plover. Ox-eye. Upper parts fretted with blackish and ashy-white, the feathers being basally, then black, tipped and usually scalloped with white. Upper tail-coverts mostly white, with few dark touches. Fore-head, line over eye and thence more broadly over side of neck, the lining of wings, tibiae, vent and under tail-coverts, white. Sides of head to an extent embracing the eyes, axillary plumes, and entire under parts (except as said), black. Tail closely barred with black and white. Primaries dark brown, blackening at tips, with large basal areas and a portion of their shafts, white. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-bellied Plover

"Squatarola helvetica. Swiss Plover. Black-bellied Plover. Bull-head Plover. Whistling Field Plover.…

A medium sized bird that breeds in high altitudes and migrates great distances. Has a slightly crooked beak.

Crook Billed Plover

A medium sized bird that breeds in high altitudes and migrates great distances. Has a slightly crooked…

Plover, a shore-bird with long wings and slender legs, related to the snipe.

Golden Plover

Plover, a shore-bird with long wings and slender legs, related to the snipe.

Eleven inches in length, the golden plover of Europe is a migratory bird.

Golden Plover

Eleven inches in length, the golden plover of Europe is a migratory bird.

A medium sized bird that breeds in high altitudes and migrates great distances.

Golden Plover

A medium sized bird that breeds in high altitudes and migrates great distances.

The great plover, also known as the thick-knee averages about seventeen inches in length and ranges from Southern Europe to Africa.

Great Plover

The great plover, also known as the thick-knee averages about seventeen inches in length and ranges…

"Aegialites vociferus. Kildeer Plover. Above, grayish-brown, with an olive shade, and in high plumage a slight bronzy lustre. Rump and upper tail-coverts bright-colored, very variable in tint, from tawny or orange-brown to cinnamon-brown or chestnut. Forehead with a white band from eye to eye, more or less prolonged as a superciliary streak, and a black band above it. A white collar around hind neck, continuous with white of the throat. A black collar around back of neck, continuous with a black pectoral band. Back of the latter a black pectoral belt. Thus the fore-parts are encircled with one complete black ring, behind which is a black half-ring on breast, before which is a complete white ring. A white stripe over and behind eye; a dusky stripe below eye. Under parts entirely pure white, except the two pectoral belts. Primary quills blackish; a white space on the outer webs of the most of them, forming an oblique series, and a longer white space on their inner webs. Secondaries mostly white, but with black areas in increasing size from within outward. Long inner secondaries, or tertiaries, like the back. Tail-feathers singularly variegated; several inner pairs like the back, insensibly blackening towards ends, then lightning again, and usually with rusty tips; lateral ones gaining more and more of the bright color of the rump, with more definite black subterminal bars, and pure white tips; outermost pair mostly white, with the rufous shade, and several broken black bars. The effect of all this variegation is very striking when the pairs are displayed in flight. Bill black; eye black, with a bright ring around it; legs pale." Eliot Coues, 1884

Kildeer Plover

"Aegialites vociferus. Kildeer Plover. Above, grayish-brown, with an olive shade, and in high plumage…

A small wading bird.

Magellanic Plover

A small wading bird.

A small ring necked plover of North America. It is of a pale gray color above and white below, with a narrow black frontlet and necklace, and the bill black, and orange at the base.

Piping Plover

A small ring necked plover of North America. It is of a pale gray color above and white below, with…

"Ringed Plover (Ægialites hiaticula)"-Whitney, 1902

Ringed Plover

"Ringed Plover (Ægialites hiaticula)"-Whitney, 1902

"Aegialitis hiaticola, the Ringed Plover, Sand-Lark, or Stone-runner, mistakenly called the "Ring-Dotterel" which is common on the British coasts and even inland, extends from Smith's Sound eastward to Bering Strait, and migrates to South Africa, North India, or accidentally, Australia. It breeds as far south as the Atlantic Islands, North Africa, and Turkestan. The plumage is light brown, with white forehead, post-ocular streak, upper neck, alar bar, outer rectrices, and under surface; the crown, lores, cheeks, and a collar-broader in front-being black. The young lack the black crown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Ringed Plover

"Aegialitis hiaticola, the Ringed Plover, Sand-Lark, or Stone-runner, mistakenly called the "Ring-Dotterel"…

The wing is armed with a horny tubercle or spine, sometimes rudimentary; the base of the bill in most is watted; the toes are four in number.

Spur Winged Plover

The wing is armed with a horny tubercle or spine, sometimes rudimentary; the base of the bill in most…

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts of Europe. In England it is sometimes known as the red-headed poker and red-eyed poker.

Pochard

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts…

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards and forwards, the feet expanded, and the wings delivering vigorous short strokes in a downward and forward direction."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Red-Headed Pochard

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards…

A small bird with a large beat.

Pogostemon

A small bird with a large beat.

A bird perched on a branch.

More Pork

A bird perched on a branch.

A long legged breed of domestic pigeons, named for their charasteristic habit of pouting or puffing up its breasts.

English Pouter

A long legged breed of domestic pigeons, named for their charasteristic habit of pouting or puffing…

"The Pratincole lives in flocks on the banks of the Danube, the Volga, and on the Shores of the Black and Caspian Seas."

Pratincole

"The Pratincole lives in flocks on the banks of the Danube, the Volga, and on the Shores of the Black…

"Common Glareole or Pratincole (Glareola pratincola). GLAREOLA. A remarkable genus of birds, typical of the family Glareolidae." -Whitney, 1911

Collared Pratincole

"Common Glareole or Pratincole (Glareola pratincola). GLAREOLA. A remarkable genus of birds, typical…

Found in New Guinea, the grand promerops is renowned for its beautiful plumage.

Grand Promerops

Found in New Guinea, the grand promerops is renowned for its beautiful plumage.

A bird with a long decorative tail.

Cape Promerops

A bird with a long decorative tail.

Native to South America, the males of this species are known for their pair of prominent tail feathers.

Fork-Tailed Psalurus

Native to South America, the males of this species are known for their pair of prominent tail feathers.

The Ptarmigans have feet much like those of a hare. Their legs and toes and soles of the feet are covered with feathers.

Ptarmigan

The Ptarmigans have feet much like those of a hare. Their legs and toes and soles of the feet are covered…

"Lagopus albus. Willow Grouse. Willow Ptarmigan. Bill very stout and convex, its depth at base as the distance from nasal fossa to tip; whole culmen 0.75; bill black at all seasons. Male in summer: The head and fore parts rich chestnut or orange-brown, more tawny-brown on back and rump; the richer brown parts sparsely, the tawny-brown more closely, barred with black; most of the wings and under parts remaining white. Female similar, wholly colored excepting the wings, the color more tawny than in the male, and more heavily, closely, and uniformly barred with black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Willow Ptarmigan in Summer

"Lagopus albus. Willow Grouse. Willow Ptarmigan. Bill very stout and convex, its depth at base as the…

"Lagopus albus. Willow Grouse. Willow Ptarmigan. Bill very stout and convex, its depth at base as the distance from nasal fossa to tip; whole culmen 0.75; bill black at all seasons. Male and female in winter: Snow white; 14 tail feathers black, white-tipped; the middle pair (which most resemble and perhaps are true rectrices, having no after-shafts) together with all the coverts, one pair of which reach to end of tail, white; shafts of several outer wing-quills black; no black stripe on head." Elliot Coues, 1884

Willow Ptarmigan in Winter

"Lagopus albus. Willow Grouse. Willow Ptarmigan. Bill very stout and convex, its depth at base as the…

A bird having feathered feet and turns white in the winter.

Rock Ptarmigan

A bird having feathered feet and turns white in the winter.

"Lagopus leucurus. White-tailed Ptarmigan. Rocky Mountain Snow Grouse. Male and Female in winter: Entirely snow-white; bill black, rather slender, and general size and proportions nearly as in L. rupestris. Male and female, in summer: Tail, most of the wing, and lower parts from the breast, remaining white; rest of the plumage minutely marked with black, white, and tawny or grayish-brown, varying in precise character almost with every specimen; but there is no difficulty in recognizing this whit-tailed species, of alpine distribution in Western N. A. from the Arctic regions to New Mexico (lat. 37 degrees)." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-tailed Ptarmigan

"Lagopus leucurus. White-tailed Ptarmigan. Rocky Mountain Snow Grouse. Male and Female in winter: Entirely…

A trio of ptarmigans (also known as white grouses) found in colder regions at higher altitudes. They feed on seeds and berries, and the tender shoots of plants.

Ptarmigans

A trio of ptarmigans (also known as white grouses) found in colder regions at higher altitudes. They…

A bird which puffs its plumage.

Puff

A bird which puffs its plumage.

"Bucco hyperrhynchus, or Puff-bird, is blue-black, with a white under surface crossed by a broad black band, and a white forehead and nape, with a large bill." A. H. Evans

Puff-bird

"Bucco hyperrhynchus, or Puff-bird, is blue-black, with a white under surface crossed by a broad black…

This bird is native to Sumatra.

Puffbird

This bird is native to Sumatra.

A marine diving bird, allied to the auk, and having a short, thick beak like that of the parrot.

Puffin

A marine diving bird, allied to the auk, and having a short, thick beak like that of the parrot.

"Fratercula arctica. Common Puffin. Sea Parrot. Crown of head grayish-black, sharply defined against color of sides of head, separated by a slight ashy cervical collar from the dark color of the upper parts. Sides of head, with chin and throat, ashy-white nearly white between eyes and bill, with a dark ashy patch on side of throat. Upper parts glossy blue-black, continuous with a broad collar around the neck in front, not extending to the bill. A narrow line of white along border of fore-arm. Under parts from the neck pure white, the long feathers of the sides and flanks blackish. Under surface of wings pearly-gray; inner webs of primaries and secondaries grayish-brown, the shafts brown, with black ends and whitish bases. Iris brown. Eyelids vermilion-red, the excrescences grayish-blue. Basal collar of bill and first ridge dull yellowish; nasal saddle and corresponding shoe of lower mandible grayish-blue; rest of bill vermilion-red, the tip of the lower mandible and two terminal grooves often yellowish; rosette of mouth orange-yellow; feet coral or vermilion-red; claws black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Puffin

"Fratercula arctica. Common Puffin. Sea Parrot. Crown of head grayish-black, sharply defined against…

Averaging about twelve inches in length, the arctic puffin feeds chiefly on young fish, crustaceans, and insects.

Arctic Puffin

Averaging about twelve inches in length, the arctic puffin feeds chiefly on young fish, crustaceans,…

A bird which nests in holes in the ground. About 12inches long, of a blackish color above, white below, with a black collar and gray face; the bill is a very curious bright red.

Common Puffin

A bird which nests in holes in the ground. About 12inches long, of a blackish color above, white below,…

"The name for the marine diving birds of the genus Fratercula. The common puffin is a native of the arctic and northern temperate regions. It can fly with great rapidity when once upon the wing." -Marshall

Common Puffin

"The name for the marine diving birds of the genus Fratercula. The common puffin is a native of the…

The head of a tufted puffin.

Tufted Puffin Head

The head of a tufted puffin.

"Fratercula corniculata Horned Masking Puffin. Crown of head grayish-black, narrowing to a point at base of culmen. Sindes of head white; the postocular furrow and sides of lower jaw ashy. A distinct narrow line of white along edge of fore-arm. Entire upper parts glossy blue-black; a sootier shade of black encircling the fore-neck, running forward on throat to bill. Other under parts white, except a few elongated blackish feathers on sides of flanks. Lining of wings pearly-ash. Bill entirely vermilion-red, even the basal collar; edges of eyelids red; excrescences of eyelids bluish-gray; iris brown; feet orange-red, the webs tinged with vermilion; claws brownish-black; rosette of mouth bright yellow-orange. Lunda cirrata. Tufted Puffin. Crests about 4 inches long, straw-yellow, some of the posterior feathers black at base; these bundles of silky, glossy feathers with very delicate shafts and loosened webs; they chiefly sprout from what corresponds to the furrow in the plumage of F. artica. Face white, broadly of this color on sides of head to beyond eyes (as far as the crests), narrowly across forehead and chin, the bill being thus entirely surrounded by white. Crown between the crests, and entire upper parts, excepting the extreme forehead and a line along the forearm, glossy blue-black. Entire under parts, excepting extreme chin, and including sides of hind head and sides of neck, sooty brownish-black, more grayish on the belly, the lining of wings smoky-gray, the under tail-coverts quite black. Wings and tail black, their inner webs brownish-black, the shaft of the primary whitish underneath near base. Bill, feet, and eye-ring vermilion-red; the basil parts of the bill when about to desquamate showing more yellowish or enamel color, or even showing the living color of the subjacent membrane. Rosette of mouth yellow. Claws black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Horned and Tufted Puffins

"Fratercula corniculata Horned Masking Puffin. Crown of head grayish-black, narrowing to a point at…