222 illustrations of birds including: saberbill, sanderling, sandpiper, scoter, screamer, seagull, secretary bird, shearwater, sheldrake, shore-lark, shoveler, shrike, skimmer, scua, skylark, snipe, snow-bird, soui-manga, sparrow, spoonbill, starling, stilt, stork, sultan, sunbird, swallow, swan, swift, and swordbill

"Accentor- A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ."-Whitney, 1902

Hedge Sparrow

"Accentor- A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ."-Whitney,…

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

The house sparrow is named because they often nest in holes of roofs.

House Sparrow

The house sparrow is named because they often nest in holes of roofs.

"Passer domesticus, House Sparrow, The sexes may be similarly coloured or very different, the hues being commonly sober, but sometimes particularly brilliant. The feet are usually dull... the bill may be blackish, yellowish, dusky, or even red." A. H. Evans, 1900

Two House Sparrows, One Looking Down, One looking Straight, Sitting on the Top and Edge of a Structure

"Passer domesticus, House Sparrow, The sexes may be similarly coloured or very different, the hues being…

"Chondestes grammica. Lark Sparrow. Lark Finch. Head variegated with chestnut, black, and white; crown chestnut, blackening on forehead, divided by a median stripe, and bounded by superciliary stripes, of white; a black line through eye, and another below eye, enclosing a white streak under the eye and the chestnut auriculars; next, a sharp black maxillary stripe not quite reaching the bill, cutting off a white stripe from the white chin and throat. A black blotch on middle of breast. Under parts white, faintly shaded with grayish-brown; under arts grayish-brown, the middle of the back with fine black streaks. Tail very long, its central feathers like the back, the rest jet-black, broadly tipped with pure white in diminishing amount from the lateral pair inward, and the outer web of the outer pair entirely white." Elliot Coues, 1884

Lark Sparrow

"Chondestes grammica. Lark Sparrow. Lark Finch. Head variegated with chestnut, black, and white; crown…

"Melospiza lincolni. Lincoln's Song Sparrow. Below, white, with a broad brownish-yellow belt across breast, the sides of the body and neck, and the crissum, washed with the same; extent and intensity of this buff very variable, often leaving only chin, throat, and belly purely white, but a pectoral band is always evident. All the buffy parts sharply and thickly streaked with dusky. Above, grayish-brown, with numerous sharp black-centred, brown-edged streaks. Top of head ashy, with a pair of dark brown black-streaked stripes; or, say, top of head brown, streaked with black, and with median and lateral ashy stripes. Below the superciliary ashy stripe is a narrow dark brown one, running from eye over ear; auriculars also bounded below by an indistinct dark brown stripe, below which and behind the auriculars the parts are suffused with buff. Wings with much rufous-brown edging of all the quills; inner secondaries and coverts having quite black central fields, with broad bay edging, becoming whitish toward their ends. Tail brown, the feathers with pale edges, and the central pair at least with dusky shaft-stripes. Bill blackish, lighter below; feet brownish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Lincoln's Sparrow

"Melospiza lincolni. Lincoln's Song Sparrow. Below, white, with a broad brownish-yellow belt across…

A medium sized sparrow found in the United States.

Sage Sparrow

A medium sized sparrow found in the United States.

The Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small passerine bird.

Savannah Sparrow

The Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small passerine bird.

Common to America, the song-sparrow is well-liked for its pleasing song.

Song Sparrow

Common to America, the song-sparrow is well-liked for its pleasing song.

The song sparrow, Melospiza fasciata.

Song Sparrow

The song sparrow, Melospiza fasciata.

The Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, is a medium-sized American sparrow. Adults have brown upperparts with dark streaks on the back and are white underneath with dark streaking and a dark brown spot in the middle of the breast. They have a brown cap and a long brown rounded tail. Their face is grey with a streak through the eye.

Song Sparrow

The Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, is a medium-sized American sparrow. Adults have brown upperparts…

The Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana, is a medium-sized sparrow. Adults have streaked rusty and black upperparts with a grey breast, light belly and a white throat. They have a rust-coloured cap and wings. Their face is grey with a dark line through the eye. They have a short bill and fairly long legs. Their breeding habitat is marshes, including salt marshes, across eastern North America and central Canada. The bulky nest is attached to marsh vegetation, often with leaves arching over the top. On the central Atlantic coast, in the southern parts of their summer range, they are permanent residents. Other birds migrate to the southern United States.

Swamp Sparrow

The Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana, is a medium-sized sparrow. Adults have streaked rusty and black…

"Melospiza palustris. Swamp Song Sparrow. Crown bright chestnut, blackening on forehead, the red cap and black vizor as conspicuous as in chipping sparrow; but oftener, crown with obscuremedian ashy line, and streaked with black. An ashy-gray superciliary line; dark brown postocular stripe, bordering the auriculars; sides of head ashy, with grayish-brown auriculars, dusky speckling on cheeks and lores, and slight dusky maxillary spots or streaks. An ashy cervical collar separating the chestnut crown from the back, sometimes pure, oftener interrupted with blackish streaks. The general ash of the sides of head and neck spreads all over the breast and under parts, fading to whitish on throat and belly; the sides, flanks, and crissum marked with brown, and obsoletely streaked with darker brown. Back and rump brown, rather darker than sides of body, boldly variegated with black central streaks of the feathers and their pale brown or grayish edges. Wings so strongly edged with bright bay as to appear almost uniformly brownish-red when closed; but inner secondaries and greater coverts showing some black and whitish besides the bay. Tail likewise strongly edged with bay, and usually showing sharp black shaft lines. Thus well marked by the emphasis of black, bay, and ash." Elliot Coues, 1884

Swamp Sparrow

"Melospiza palustris. Swamp Song Sparrow. Crown bright chestnut, blackening on forehead, the red cap…

The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, breeds over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia, and the United States (where it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow), where German immigrants introduced it to the area around St. Louis in the 1870s. From there, it has slowly expanded its range into Illinois and Missouri. Changes in farming methods have meant that this species is declining in some parts of western Europe.

Tree Sparrow

The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, breeds over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in…

The Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Pooecetes (Baird 1858). Adults have light brown upperparts and light underparts, both with darker streaking. They have a white eye ring and a long dark brown tail which shows white outer feathers in flight. Their breeding habitat is open grassy areas across most of North America. The nest is an open cup on the ground under a clump of grass. These birds migrate to the southern and central United States and Mexico.

Vesper Sparrow

The Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is the only member of the genus…

The Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) is a bird in the Emberizidae family of American sparrows. It was known as the synonym common name, Grassfinch.

Vesper Sparrow

The Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) is a bird in the Emberizidae family of American sparrows. It…

"Zonotrichia leucophrys. White-browned Crown Sparrow. Crown pure white, enclosing on either side a broad black stripe that meets its fellow on the forehead and descends the lores to the level of the eyes, and bounded by another narrow black stripe that starts behind the eye and curves around the side of the hind-head, nearly meeting its fellow on the nape; edge of under eyelid white. Or, we may say, crown black, enclosing a median white stripe and two lateral white stripes, all confluent on the hind head. No yellow anywhere. General color a fine dark ash, paler below, whitening insensibly on chin and belly, more brownish on the rump, changing to dull brownish white. No bright bay, like that of albicollis, anywhere, except some edging on the wing-coverts and inner secondaries; middle and greater coverts tipped with white, forming two bars. Bill and feet reddish." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-crowned Sparrow

"Zonotrichia leucophrys. White-browned Crown Sparrow. Crown pure white, enclosing on either side a broad…

The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. The White-throated Sparrow is 17 cm (6.75 inches) in length with a wingspan of 23 cm (9 inches) Typical weight is 26 grams (0.91 oz). There are two adult plumage variations known as the tan-striped and white-striped forms. On the white-striped form the crown is black with a white central stripe. The supercilium is white as well. The auriculars are gray with the upper edge forming a black eye line.

White-throated Sparrow

The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family…

"Zonotrichia albicollis. White-throated Crown Sparrow. Peabody-bird. Crown black divided by a median white stripe, bounded by a white superciliary line, and yellow spot from nostril to eye; below this a black stripe through eye; below this a maxillary black stripe bounding the definitely pure white throat, sharply contrasted with the dark ash of the breast and sides of the neck and head. Edge of wing yellow. back continuously streaked with black, chestnut, and fulvous-white; rump ashy, unmarked. wings much edged with bay, the white tips of the median and greater coverts forming two conspicuous bars; quills and tail-feathers dusky, with pale edges. Below, white, shaded with ashy-brown on sides, the ash deeper and purer on the breast; bill dark; feet pale." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-throated Sparrow

"Zonotrichia albicollis. White-throated Crown Sparrow. Peabody-bird. Crown black divided by a median…

Somewhat aloof from human habitiation, the wood-sparrow can often be seen mingline with other sparrow and finches during the winter months.

Wood Sparrow

Somewhat aloof from human habitiation, the wood-sparrow can often be seen mingline with other sparrow…

A Yellow Winged Grasshopper Sparrow perched on a thin branch.

Yellow Winged Grasshopper Sparrow

A Yellow Winged Grasshopper Sparrow perched on a thin branch.

"Coturniculus passerinus. Yellow-winged Sparrow. Quail Sparrow. Grasshopper Sparrow. Edge of wing conspicuously yellow; lesser wing-coverts greenish-yellow; a yellow loral spot; short line over eye buffy-yellow. Crown with median stripe of pale brownish-yellow. Below, ochraceous or pale buff or tawny, fading to whitish on belly, not evidently streaked, though a few dark touches may appear on sides of breast. Above, singularly variegated with black, gray, yellowish-brown and a peculiar purplish-bay, in short streaks and specks; the crown being nearly black with sharp median brownish-yellow stripe, the middle of the back chiefly black with bay and brownish-yellow edgings of the feathers, the cervical region and rump chiefly bay and gray. When the feathers are not disturbed, the peculiar pattern of the cervical region separates that of the crown and back; the markings extend on the sides of the neck, but the sides of the head are plain, like the under parts. Wing-coverts and inner secondaries variegated in intricate pattern, the general effect like the back. Primaries and tail-feathers plain dusky, with narrow light edgings; outer tail-feathers paler, but not white. Feet flesh-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Yellow-winged Sparrow

"Coturniculus passerinus. Yellow-winged Sparrow. Quail Sparrow. Grasshopper Sparrow. Edge of wing conspicuously…

"Lively, pert and cunning, it is the true gamin of the winged race. They are very sociable, seeking their food and building their nests near each other."

Hedge Sparrows (Sylvia Curruca and Sylvia Rufa)

"Lively, pert and cunning, it is the true gamin of the winged race. They are very sociable, seeking…

The bill of the spoonbill is approximately four times longer than its head. It ends in the shape of a spoon, hence its name.

Spoonbill

The bill of the spoonbill is approximately four times longer than its head. It ends in the shape of…

"Roseate Spoonbill-a large grallatorial bird of the genus Platalea, family Plataledidæ, related to the ibis."-Whitney, 1902

Spoonbill

"Roseate Spoonbill-a large grallatorial bird of the genus Platalea, family Plataledidæ, related…

"Spoonbill is the popular name of the birds of the genus Platalea, belonging to the heron family (Ardeidæ), order Grallatores, from the shape of the bill, which is somewhat like a spoon, being curiously widened out at the tip. Live in society in wooded marshes, and on the sea-shore. Adult male is about 32 inches long; plumage white with pale pink tinge; at the junction of the neck with the breast there is a band of buffy yellow; the naked skin on the throat is yellow; legs and feet black; bill about eight inches long, very much flattened and grooved at the base, the expanded portion yellow, the rest black. There is a white occipital crest in both sexes. The spoonbill possesses no power of modulating its voice. The windpipe is bent on itself, like the figure 8 , the coils applied to each other and held in place by a thin membrane. This peculiarity does not exist in young birds. The roseate spoonbill, a native of the United States, has rose-colored plumage."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Spoonbill

"Spoonbill is the popular name of the birds of the genus Platalea, belonging to the heron family (Ardeidæ),…

A genus of wading birds of the heron family, and having a resemblance to the stork and the ibis.

Spoonbill

A genus of wading birds of the heron family, and having a resemblance to the stork and the ibis.

A large bird with the tip of its bill shaped like that of a spoon.

Spoonbill

A large bird with the tip of its bill shaped like that of a spoon.

North American wading bird.

Spoonbill

North American wading bird.

"Platalea leucorodia, the Spoonbill, has white plumage, with bare lores, orbits, and throat, and a fine nuchal crest in the breeding season, the fore-neck being tinged with buff. P. leucorodia has yellow naked areas, black feet and bill, with yellow bars and tip to the latter." A. H. Evans, 1900

Spoonbill Standing on One Leg

"Platalea leucorodia, the Spoonbill, has white plumage, with bare lores, orbits, and throat, and a fine…

"European Spoonbill. Platalea leucorodia. Bill long, flat, remarkably widened, rounded, and spoon-shaped at the end. Birds of this group are known at a glance, by the singularity of the bill; they closely resemble the foregoing in structure and habit, being simply spoon-billed Ibises. The trachea is peculiarly convoluted within the thorax." Elliot Coues, 1884

European Spoonbill

"European Spoonbill. Platalea leucorodia. Bill long, flat, remarkably widened, rounded, and spoon-shaped…

Drawing its name from the widing of its bill towards the tip, the spoonbill frequents coastal and marshy areas, feeding on shellfish, marine animals, small snails, and fish.

Roseate Spoonbill

Drawing its name from the widing of its bill towards the tip, the spoonbill frequents coastal and marshy…

The Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants.

Painted Spurfowl

The Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants.

Starlings are remarkable for their vivacity, and grave, sombre plumage, lit up with brilliant metallic reflections of green and blue.

Starling

Starlings are remarkable for their vivacity, and grave, sombre plumage, lit up with brilliant metallic…

A genus of birds allied to the crow family. They occur in Eurasia and North Africa.

Starling

A genus of birds allied to the crow family. They occur in Eurasia and North Africa.

The starling, or Sturnus vulgaris.

Starling

The starling, or Sturnus vulgaris.

"Sturnus vulgaris. The Starling. Adult: General plumage of metallic lustre, iridescing dark green on most parts, more steel-blue on the under parts, and violet or purplish-blue on the fore parts; more or less variegated throughout with pale ochraceous or whitish tips of the feathers. Wings and tail fuscous, the exposed parts of the feathers somewhat frosty or silvery, with velvety-black and pale ochrey marginings, the former within the latter. Bill yellowish; feet reddish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Starling

"Sturnus vulgaris. The Starling. Adult: General plumage of metallic lustre, iridescing dark green on…

The extinct starling of Reunion.

Starling of Reunion

The extinct starling of Reunion.

"Our familiar Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) being iridescent black, with buff markings above, and, after the autumn moult, white spots below. The female is duller, but in this Family the sexes usually differ little." A. H. Evans, 1900

Common Starling

"Our familiar Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) being iridescent black, with buff markings above, and, after…

A pair of European starlings (or stares).

European Starling

A pair of European starlings (or stares).

The European Starling is a passerine bird and the common species of starling.

European Starling

The European Starling is a passerine bird and the common species of starling.

The stilt has a very long, slender bill. It gets its name from its very long legs.

Stilt

The stilt has a very long, slender bill. It gets its name from its very long legs.

"Himantopus. Stilts. Bill extremely slender, but not flattened, nor turned up, nor hooked; longer than head, rather shorter than tarsus. Wing long and pointed, folding beyond the short and square tail, which is less than half the wing. Legs of unique length and slenderness, the bare part about as long as the wing; tibiae denuded for a great distance; tarsus about twice as long as toes. Feet 3-toes, semipalmate; but the species scarcely swim. Sexes similar; young different." Elliot Coues, 1884

Stilt

"Himantopus. Stilts. Bill extremely slender, but not flattened, nor turned up, nor hooked; longer than…

A species of wading birds. It is so called because its legs, in proportion to the size of the body, exceed in length those of any other bird. The body is about the size of that of a snipe, while the bare part of the legs measures eight inches, thus enabling it to run with remarkable rapidity.

Stilt Bird

A species of wading birds. It is so called because its legs, in proportion to the size of the body,…

"Stilt. Long-shanks. Lawyer. Adult. Mantle, constituted by the interscapulars, scapulars, and wings (above and below) glossy-black, prolonged up the back of the neck and on to[ and sides of head, embracing the eyes. A spot over and behind eye, one on under eyelid, forehead to opposite eyes, sides of head below eyes, sides of neck and entire under parts, together with the lower back, rump, and, upper tail-coverts, white; tail pearl-gray. In life the long black wings fold entirely over the white upper parts and tail, so that the bird looks entirely black above. Bill black; eyes and legs carmine, latter drying yellowish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-necked Stilt

"Stilt. Long-shanks. Lawyer. Adult. Mantle, constituted by the interscapulars, scapulars, and wings…

Also known as the European stilt, the black-winged stilt inhabits coastal areas where it forages for worms and small mollusca.

Black-Winged Stilt

Also known as the European stilt, the black-winged stilt inhabits coastal areas where it forages for…

Storks live in moist and swampy places by the side of pools and rivers.

Stork

Storks live in moist and swampy places by the side of pools and rivers.

The stork is a long-legged wading bird.

Stork

The stork is a long-legged wading bird.

The Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a large bird in the Ciconiidae family of storks.

Abdim's Stork

The Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a large bird in the Ciconiidae family of storks.

Found in the tropical regions of Africa, the marabout stork can be found amongst vultures, picking through the garbage from villages.

Marabout Stork

Found in the tropical regions of Africa, the marabout stork can be found amongst vultures, picking through…

The Shoe-Billed Stork is a bird related to the Storks that feeds on creatures that live in muddy water.

Shoe-Billed Stork

The Shoe-Billed Stork is a bird related to the Storks that feeds on creatures that live in muddy water.

Measuring about three feet in length, the white stork migrates to Europe during the summer, and back to Africa and Asia during the winter months.

White Stork

Measuring about three feet in length, the white stork migrates to Europe during the summer, and back…

A white stork wading in tall grass.

White Stork

A white stork wading in tall grass.

The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family (Ciconiidae).

White Stork

The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family (Ciconiidae).

"Ciconia ciconia, the White Stork, ...is white with black wings and orbits, red bill and feet." A. H. Evans, 1900. This bird is a large wading bird that inhabits areas of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

White Stork

"Ciconia ciconia, the White Stork, ...is white with black wings and orbits, red bill and feet." A. H.…

"Certhiola flaveola, the Sugar-bird, coloration varies from black, grey, or purplish, relieved by rufous and white, to brilliant blue, purple, or green, with the quills only black, or with further yellow, chestnut, and exceptionally scarlet, decorations. Uniform black, or olive and brown hues are unusual, save in females, which, however, are often bright green, with the addition of a little blue or yellow." A. H. Evans, 1900

Sugarbird

"Certhiola flaveola, the Sugar-bird, coloration varies from black, grey, or purplish, relieved by rufous…

A bird that lives in the marshes. Has a stout bill and long legs, and more stately carriage. The plumage is very rich and elegant with intense blue, purple, and other tints.

Black Backed Sultan

A bird that lives in the marshes. Has a stout bill and long legs, and more stately carriage. The plumage…

"Cinnyris splendidus, the Old World Sun-birds, recalling the non-Passerine Humming-birds by their brilliant metallic coloration." A. H. Evans, 1900

Splendid Sun-bird

"Cinnyris splendidus, the Old World Sun-birds, recalling the non-Passerine Humming-birds by their brilliant…

A bird with a long, downward curved bill.

Sickle Billed Sunbird

A bird with a long, downward curved bill.