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

A small bird of Australia having a very acute bill.

Swallow Sunbird

A small bird of Australia having a very acute bill.

The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bird native to the tropical regions of America.

Sunbittern in Swamp

The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bird native to the tropical regions of America.

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Swallow

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

"As he skims along close to the ground or the water, quick as thought he catches any unlucky fly that happens to be in his way", (Hooker, 1886).

Swallow

"As he skims along close to the ground or the water, quick as thought he catches any unlucky fly that…

Swallows are members of the perching bird family. They have narrow wings and long split tails.

Swallow

Swallows are members of the perching bird family. They have narrow wings and long split tails.

Two swallows perched on a thick branch.

Swallow

Two swallows perched on a thick branch.

A member of the bird family Hirundinidae.

Swallow

A member of the bird family Hirundinidae.

The head of a White-Bellied Swallow.

Swallow

The head of a White-Bellied Swallow.

The head of a Cliff or Eave Swallow.

Eave Swallow

The head of a Cliff or Eave Swallow.

An extensive genus of birds found in all parts of the world. They are distinguished by a short, depressed bill with a wide gape, long, pointed wings, tail more or less forked, and weak feet.

Swallow

An extensive genus of birds found in all parts of the world. They are distinguished by a short, depressed…

"Hirundo rustica, the Swallow, is metallic black, with a variable amount of chestnut or rufous on the head, rump, or lower surface; the last of these regions exhibiting much white or having a black pectoral band, while streaky markings are not uncommon." A. H. Evans

Swallow

"Hirundo rustica, the Swallow, is metallic black, with a variable amount of chestnut or rufous on the…

"Cotile riparia. Bank Swallow. lustreless mouse-brown; wings and tail fuscous. Below, white, with a broad pectoral band of the color of the back. A dusky ante-orbital spot.

Martin and Swallow

"Cotile riparia. Bank Swallow. lustreless mouse-brown; wings and tail fuscous. Below, white, with a…

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Hirundo riparia.Riparia means "of the riverbank", and is derived from the Latin ripa, a riverbank. It has a wide range in summer, embracing practically the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean countries, part of northern Asia and also North America, where it is called Bank Swallow. It winters in eastern and southern Africa, South America and South Asia (where it is called the Collared Sand Martin).

Swallow Roost

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. This species…

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred individuals.

Bank Swallow

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred…

Also called the Sand Martin. A migratory passerine bird.

Bank Swallow

Also called the Sand Martin. A migratory passerine bird.

"Cotile riparia. Bank Swallow. lustreless mouse-brown; wings and tail fuscous. Below, white, with a broad pectoral band of the color of the back. A dusky ante-orbital spot." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bank Swallow

"Cotile riparia. Bank Swallow. lustreless mouse-brown; wings and tail fuscous. Below, white, with a…

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Cliff Swallow

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

The Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a passerine bird in the Hirundinidae family of swallows and martins.

Cliff Swallow

The Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a passerine bird in the Hirundinidae family of swallows…

"Cliff Swallow. Eaves Swallow. Crescent Swallow. Mud Swallow. back and top of head, with a spot on the throat, deep lustrous steel-blue, that of the crown and back separated by a grayish nuchal collar. Frontlet white or brownish-white. Shorter upper tail-coverts rufous. Chin, throat, and sides of head intense rufous, sometimes purplish-chestnut, prolonged around the side of the nape. Under parts dull grayish-brown, , with usually a rufous tinge (rusty-gray), dusky shaft-lines, whitening on the belly, the under tail-coverts gray, whitish-edged and tinged with rufous. Wings and tail blackish, with slight gloss. Bill black; feet brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Cliff Swallow

"Cliff Swallow. Eaves Swallow. Crescent Swallow. Mud Swallow. back and top of head, with a spot on the…

The common European swallow, which averages approximately six inches in length. This migratory bird divides its time between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Common European Swallow

The common European swallow, which averages approximately six inches in length. This migratory bird…

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of Asia.

Esculent Swallow

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of…

The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Salangane Swallow

The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

"Entire upper parts glossy dark green; wings and tail blackish, lustrous; lores black. Entire under parts white. Bill black; feet dark." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-belied Swallow

"Entire upper parts glossy dark green; wings and tail blackish, lustrous; lores black. Entire under…

The swan has been an object of admiration for its graceful neck, oval head, prominent beak, soft, and white plumage.

Swan

The swan has been an object of admiration for its graceful neck, oval head, prominent beak, soft, and…

A large web-footed bird, like the goose, but large and stronger.

Swan

A large web-footed bird, like the goose, but large and stronger.

A genus of web-footed birds of the duck family. They are among the largest and most beautiful of aquatic birds.

Swan

A genus of web-footed birds of the duck family. They are among the largest and most beautiful of aquatic…

"Cygnus bewicki, Buck's Swan, is white with black feet and bill, the basal half of the latter being yellow, while that colour extends further on the sides. ... where the yellow on the bill does not reach the nostrils, inhabits the Arctic districts from the White Sea to the Pacific, wandering in the winter to Britain, the Mediterranean, South Siberia, China, and Japan." A. H. Evans, 1900

Bewick's Swan

"Cygnus bewicki, Buck's Swan, is white with black feet and bill, the basal half of the latter being…

The swan has been an object of admiration for its graceful neck, oval head, prominent beak, soft, and white plumage.

Black Swan

The swan has been an object of admiration for its graceful neck, oval head, prominent beak, soft, and…

Measuring up to five feet in length, the mute swan is found throughout Europe, and has long been domesticated in Europe.

Mute Swan

Measuring up to five feet in length, the mute swan is found throughout Europe, and has long been domesticated…

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a large water bird in the family Anatidae which also includes geese and ducks.

Mute Swan

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a large water bird in the family Anatidae which also includes geese and…

"Cygynus. White Swans. Neck of extreme length. Trachea normally entering sternum. Bill tuberculate or not, the skinny covering in the adults reaching to the eyes; not shorter than head, very high at base, where deeper than wide, broader and flattening toward the rounded end; culminal ridge at base about horizontal, very broad and flat or even excavated, the sides of the bill there nearly vertical. Nostrils near middle of bill, high up. Leg behind centre of equilibrium when the body is horizontal. Tibia bare below. Tarsus shorter than middle toe and claw, entirely reticulate; toes long, with full webs, the anterior reticulate on top for a distance, then scutellate. Hallux small, elevate, with slight lobe. Wings very long and ample. Tail short, rounded or wedged, of twenty or twenty-four feathers. Size large: adults entirely white, with black bill and feet, former usually in part yellow." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mute Swan

"Cygynus. White Swans. Neck of extreme length. Trachea normally entering sternum. Bill tuberculate or…

"Cygnus columbianus. Common American Swan. Whistling Swan. Bill with a yellow spot or blotch in front of eye, usually small, sometimes wanting. Bill less lengthened and expanded terminally than in C. buccinator, the nostrils across the middle; the distance from the anterior angle of the eye to the hind edge of the nostril more than thence to the end of the bill. Tail-feathers normally 20." Elliot Coues, 1884

Whistling Swan

"Cygnus columbianus. Common American Swan. Whistling Swan. Bill with a yellow spot or blotch in front…

Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks.

Swans

Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks.

"The Black Swan is native to Australia."

Black Swans

"The Black Swan is native to Australia."

Swifts are related to swallows. The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Swift

Swifts are related to swallows. The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail…

"The Swift, like swallows in many respects, their structure is almost entirely different, and some naturalists rather class them with the humming birds or the goat suckers. The swift has all four toes directed forward; it is larger than the swallow; its flight is more rapid and steady; and its scream is very different from the twittering of the swallow. Its weight is most disproportionately small to its extent of wing, the former being scarcely an ounce, the latter 18 inches, the length of the body beinig about 8 inches. Its color is a somber or sooty black, a whitish patch appearing beneath the chin. It builds in holes in the roofs of houses, in towers, or in hollow trees. A common North American swift is the so-called chimney swallow, which builds its nest in chimneys."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Common Swift

"The Swift, like swallows in many respects, their structure is almost entirely different, and some naturalists…

"The coloration of the twenty or more species of Cypselus is sooty-black or mouse-brown, frequently exhibiting a metallic gloss, while the collar, rump, abdomen, or edges of the feathers may be white. A forked tail is not uncommon. The common Swift, or Deviling of Britain, is found through Europe, North Africa, and Asia, southwards t the Himalayas, migrating to South Africa, Madagascar, and Southern Asia." A. H. Evans, 1900

Common Swift Flying Through the Air by a Structure and a Tree with its Mouth Open

"The coloration of the twenty or more species of Cypselus is sooty-black or mouse-brown, frequently…

This swift prefers to build its nest under the eaves of houses, in holes around steeples, in old towers, and in walls.

Common European Swift

This swift prefers to build its nest under the eaves of houses, in holes around steeples, in old towers,…

A fast flying bird of Europe.

European Swift

A fast flying bird of Europe.

"Nephaecetes niger borealis. Northern Black Cloud Swift. Entire plumage sooty-black, with slight greenish gloss, little below than above, the feathers of head and belly with grayish edges. A velvety black area in front of eye; forehead hoary; eye-lids partly naked. Bill black; feet probably dusky-purplish in life." Elliot Coues, 1884

Northern Black Cloud Swift

"Nephaecetes niger borealis. Northern Black Cloud Swift. Entire plumage sooty-black, with slight greenish…

A well known black chimney swift of the United States. So called because the shafts of the tail feathers project beyond the webs in a hard, sharp point or mucro.

Spine Tailed Chimney Swift

A well known black chimney swift of the United States. So called because the shafts of the tail feathers…

"Swordbill is a popular name for any individual of the humming bird genus, Docimastes. The bill which exceeds in length the body of the bird, is a character by which this humming bird may be distinguished at the first glance. Its use is to reach the insects on which the bird feeds at the bottom of long tubular flowers. On species is known, an inhabitant of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Swordbill

"Swordbill is a popular name for any individual of the humming bird genus, Docimastes. The bill which…