184 illustrations of birds including: wagtail, warbler, waxwing, weaver-bird, wheat-ear, whinchat, whippoorwill, widgeon, widow-bird, woodcock, woodlark, woodpecker, woodsnipe, wren, wrentits, wryneck, and yellow-throat

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds. In America, only the hummingbird is less in size. It is one of the warblers (Sylviidæ). The length of the body is from three to six inches, there is a bright yellow crest, the back is yellowish olive green, the wings and tail ash brown with black and white markings. The Golden-Crested Wren is generally distributed over Europe. In spring it utters a sweet and surprisingly loud song.

Golden-Crested Wren

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds.…

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier, 1869).

Wagtail

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier,…

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier, 1869).

Wagtail

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier,…

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier, 1869).

Wagtail

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier,…

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier, 1869).

Wagtail

This wagtail is remarkable for the vibratory motion of their body while standing or walking, (Figuier,…

A pair of gray wagtails, found in Southern Europe.

Gray Wagtail

A pair of gray wagtails, found in Southern Europe.

The pied wagtail, native to Southern Europe. This bird is a female.

Pied Wagtail

The pied wagtail, native to Southern Europe. This bird is a female.

"Motacilla raii, the Yellow Wagtails, are generally black and white, grey and white, grey with a yellow breast (or even head), greenish with yellow lower parts and greyish or black heads, or almost entirely yelowish." A. H. Evans, 1900

Yellow Wagtail

"Motacilla raii, the Yellow Wagtails, are generally black and white, grey and white, grey with a yellow…

A (Motacilla alba) or White Wagtail (upper) and a (Motacilla flava) Yellow Wagtail (lower) sitting on the rocks in a grassy area. "The White Wagtail - Head black, with a broad mask of white across forehead and along side; the black extending on the fore-breast; wings blackish, with much white edging and tipping of the quills and greater coverts; tail black, the two lateral feathers on each side mostly white; back and sides ashy; lower parts mostly white; bill and feet black. In winter black more restricted, in part replaced by gray. The Yellow Wagtail has characters of the Motacilla alba; tail shorter, not exceeding the wing length; hind claw lengthened and straightish; hind toe and claw nearly as long as the tarsus. Coloration chiefly yellow and greenish." Elliot Coues, 1884

A White and Yellow Wagtail Sitting on the Rocks

A (Motacilla alba) or White Wagtail (upper) and a (Motacilla flava) Yellow Wagtail (lower) sitting on…

"The Yellow Wagtail or Motilla flava has characters of the Motacilla alva; tail shorter, not exceeding the wing length; hind claw lengthened and straightish; hind toe and claw nearly as long as the tarsus. Coloration chiefly yellow and greenish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Yellow Wagtail Head and Foot

"The Yellow Wagtail or Motilla flava has characters of the Motacilla alva; tail shorter, not exceeding…

Pedionomus torquatus differs in structure from Turnix by the presence of a small hind-toe. The lax upper plumage is, in the female, reddish-brown with black barring and buff margins to the feathers, the lower parts being pale buff marked with black. A broad white collar spotted with black surrounds the neck, while a rust-coloured nape and chest distinguish the above sex from the male, where the collar is brown and brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Plain Wanderer

Pedionomus torquatus differs in structure from Turnix by the presence of a small hind-toe. The lax upper…

Its song is loud, cheerful, and much diversified, night being generally selected for the display of its vocal power, (Figuier, 1869)

Warbler

Its song is loud, cheerful, and much diversified, night being generally selected for the display of…

The head of a Worm-Eating Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Worm-Eating Warbler.

The head of a Blue Golden-Winged Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Blue Golden-Winged Warbler.

The head of a Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

The head of a Black-Poll Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Black-Poll Warbler.

The head of a Chestnut-Sided Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Chestnut-Sided Warbler.

The head of a Green Black-Capped Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Green Black-Capped Warbler.

The head of a Canadian Flycatching Warbler.

Warbler

The head of a Canadian Flycatching Warbler.

The Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in northern and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida. This species is migratory, wintering in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, mainly to Ireland and Great Britain. This species is 13 cm long and weighs 11 g. The summer male Black-and-white Warbler is boldly streaked in black and white, and the bird has been described as a flying humbug. There are two white wing bars. Female and juvenile plumages are similar, but duller and less streaked.

Black and White Warbler

The Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in northern and…

"Mniotilta varia, the Black and White Warbler, The general coloration is olive-green, grey, or slaty-blue, with yellow or rarely orange under parts; chestnut marks, white wing-bands, and the like, occasionally relieving plumage. The head is particularly dark and streaky. Mniotilta, exhibits black and white stripes." A. H. Evans, 1900

Black and White Warbler

"Mniotilta varia, the Black and White Warbler, The general coloration is olive-green, grey, or slaty-blue,…

A small bird usually 4 to 6 inches in length with endless varied in coloration, migratory, insectivorous, and usually nesting in trees and bushes.

Black Throated Green Warbler

A small bird usually 4 to 6 inches in length with endless varied in coloration, migratory, insectivorous,…

The black-and-white creeping warbler

Black-and-White Creeping Warbler

The black-and-white creeping warbler

The head of a Black and Yellow Warbler.

Black-and-Yellow Warbler

The head of a Black and Yellow Warbler.

"Myiodioctes pussies. Blacked-capped Fly-catching Warbler. Upper parts, including exposed edging of the wings and tail, bright yellowish-olive; under parts, including front and sides of the head and superciliary line, rich yellow, shaded with olive on the sides. A squarish, glossy blue-black patch on the crown. Wings and tail plain fuscous, with greenish edging, unmarked with with other color. Upper mandible dark; under mandible and feet light." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-capped Fly-catching Warbler

"Myiodioctes pussies. Blacked-capped Fly-catching Warbler. Upper parts, including exposed edging of…

"Black-poll Warbler or Dendroica striata. Back, rump, tail-coverts grayish-olive, heavily streaked with black; whole crown pure glossy black. Below, pure white; a double series of black streaks starts from the extreme chin, and diverges to pass one on each side to the tail, the streaks being confluent anteriorly, discrete posteriorly. Side of the head above the chain of streaks pure white, including lower eyelid. Wings dusky, the primaries with much greenish edging, the inner secondaries with whitish edging, the greater median coverts tipped with white, forming two crossbars. Tail like the wings, with rather small white spots at the ends of the inner webs of two or three outer feathers. Upper mandible brownish-black; lower mandible with the feet flesh-colored or yellowish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black -poll Warbler

"Black-poll Warbler or Dendroica striata. Back, rump, tail-coverts grayish-olive, heavily streaked with…

"Black-throated Gray Warbler or Dendroica nigrescens. Above, bluish-ash, the interscapular region, and usually also the upper-tail coverts, streaked with black. Entire head, with chin and throat, black; a sharply defined yellow spot before the eye, a broad white stripe behind the eye, and a long white maxillary stripe widening behind from the corner of the bill of the side of the neck. Wings fuscous, with much whitish edging, and crossed with two broad white bars on the ends of the greater and median coverts. Tail like the wings, the three lateral feathers mostly white, except on the outer webs, the fourth with a white blotch. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-throated Gray Warbler

"Black-throated Gray Warbler or Dendroica nigrescens. Above, bluish-ash, the interscapular region, and…

The black-throated green warbler.

Black-Throated Green Warbler

The black-throated green warbler.

The Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. It is 12 cm long and weighs 9 g, and has an olive-green crown, a yellow face with olive markings, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, an olive-green back and pale underparts with black streaks on the flanks. Adult males have a black throat and upper breast; females have a pale throat and black markings on their breast.

Black-throated Green Warbler

The Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.…

"Blue Golden-Winged Warbler or Helminthophila chrysoptera. Upper parts slaty-blue, or or fine bluish-gray; crown, and large wing-patch formed by confluent wing-bars, rich yellow; a broad stripe on side of head and patch on chin, throat and fore-breast, black, the eye-stripe bordered above and below with white; under parts generally, excepting the black breast-plate, white, often tinted with yellowish, and shaded on the sides with ashy. Exposed surfaces of wings and tail like upper parts; great white blotches on three lateral tail-feathers; bill black; feet dark." Elliot Coues, 1884

Blue Golden-Winged Warbler

"Blue Golden-Winged Warbler or Helminthophila chrysoptera. Upper parts slaty-blue, or or fine bluish-gray;…

Found from Louisiana to New Jersey, the blue-winged yellow warbler migrates south to tropical parts of America during the winter.

Blue-Winged Yellow Warbler

Found from Louisiana to New Jersey, the blue-winged yellow warbler migrates south to tropical parts…

A Bush Warbler bid perched on a piece of wheat.

Bush Warbler

A Bush Warbler bid perched on a piece of wheat.

"Myiodioctes canadensis. Canadian Fly-catching Warbler. Canada Warbler. Bluish-ash; crown speckled with lanceolate black marks, crowded and generally continuous on the forehead; the latter divided lengthwise by a slight yellow line; short superciliary line and edges of eyelids yellow; lores black, continuous with black under the eye, and this passing as a chain of black streaks down the side of the neck and prettily encircling the throat like a necklace of jet; excepting these streaks and the white under tail-coverts, the entire under parts are clear yellow; wings and tail unmarked; feet flesh-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Canada Warbler

"Myiodioctes canadensis. Canadian Fly-catching Warbler. Canada Warbler. Bluish-ash; crown speckled with…

The Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica, is a New World warbler. They breed in eastern North America and in southern Canada westwards to the Canadian Prairies. They also breed in the Great Lakes region and in the eastern USA. These birds are migratory, wintering in Central America south to northern Colombia, and they are very rare vagrants to western Europe.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

The Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica, is a New World warbler. They breed in eastern North…

"Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica. Back streaked with black and pale yellow (sometimes ashy or whitish); whole crown pure yellow, immediately bordered with white, then enclosed with black; sides of head and neck and whole under parts pure white, former with an irregular black crescent before the eye, one horn extending backward over the eye to border the yellow crown and be dissipated on the sides of the nape, the other reaching downward and backward to connect with a chain of pure chestnut streaks that run the whole length of the body, the under eyelid and auriculars being left white; wing-bands generally fused into one large patch, and, like the edging of the inner secondaries, much tinged with yellow; tail-spots white, as usual; bill blackish, feet brownish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Chestnut-sided Warbler

"Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica. Back streaked with black and pale yellow (sometimes…

The Dartford Warbler, Sylvia undata, is a typical warbler from the warmer parts of western Europe, and northwestern Africa. Its breeding range lies west of a line from southern England to the heel of Italy (southern Apulia). The Dartford Warbler is usually resident all-year in its breeding range, but there is some limited migration.

Dartford Warbler

The Dartford Warbler, Sylvia undata, is a typical warbler from the warmer parts of western Europe, and…

The grasshopper warbler gets its name from its cricket-like song.

Grasshopper Warbler

The grasshopper warbler gets its name from its cricket-like song.

The head of a Hooded Warbler.

Hooded Warbler

The head of a Hooded Warbler.

"Myiodioctes mitratus. Hooded Fly-catching Warbler. Hooded Warbler. Clear yellow-olive above; below, rich yellow, shaded with olive along the sides; whole head and neck pure black, enclosing a broad golden mask across forehead and through eyes; wings unmarked, glossed with olive; tail with large white blotches on the two or three outer pairs of feathers, as in Dendroica; bill black; feet flesh-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Hooded Warbler

"Myiodioctes mitratus. Hooded Fly-catching Warbler. Hooded Warbler. Clear yellow-olive above; below,…

The head of a Kentucky Warbler.

Kentucky Warbler

The head of a Kentucky Warbler.

"Kentucky Warbler. Oporornis formosus. Clear olive-green; entire under parts bright yellow, olive-shaded along sides; crown black, separated by a rich yellow superciliary line(which curls around the eye behind) from a broad black bar running form bill below eye thence down the side of the neck; wings and tail unmarked, glossed with olive; feet flesh-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Kentucky Warbler

"Kentucky Warbler. Oporornis formosus. Clear olive-green; entire under parts bright yellow, olive-shaded…

"Black -and-Yellow Warbler. Magnolia Warbler. Back black, usually quite pure and uninterrupted in the spring, more or less mixed with olive in the winter; rump yellow; upper tail-coverts black , often skirted with olive and ashy. Whole crown of head clear ash; sides of head black, including a very narrow frontlet; the eyelids and a stripe behind the eye, between the ash and black, white. Entire under parts rich yellow, excepting the white crissum, heavily streaked with black across the breast and along the sides, the streaks on the breast so thick as to form a nearly continuous black border to the immaculate yellow throat. Wings fuscous, with lining, white edging of the inner webs of all the quills, of the outer webs of the inner secondaries, and with a large white patch formed by the tips of the median coverts and tips of the median coverts and tips and outer edges of the coverts. Tail blackish, with square white spots on the middle of the inner webs of al the feathers excepting the middle pair. Bill blackish; feet dark."

Magnolia Warbler

"Black -and-Yellow Warbler. Magnolia Warbler. Back black, usually quite pure and uninterrupted in the…

The Myrtle Warbler, Dendroica coronata coronata, is a small New World warbler. This passerine bird was long known to be closely related to its western counterpart, Audubon's Warbler, and at various times the two forms have been classed as separate species or grouped as Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata. The two forms most likely diverged when the eastern and western populations were separated in the last ice age.

Myrtle Warbler

The Myrtle Warbler, Dendroica coronata coronata, is a small New World warbler. This passerine bird was…

The Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla, is a small songbird in the New World warbler family. They have olive-brown upperparts, a white belly and a yellow throat and breast; they have a white eye ring, no wing bars and a thin pointed bill. Adult males have a grey head with a rusty crown patch (often not visible); females and immature birds have a duller olive-grey head

Nashville Warbler

The Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla, is a small songbird in the New World warbler family. They…

"Painted Fly-catching Warbler. Setophaga picta. Painted Redstart. Lustrous black; middle of breast and belly carmine-red; eyelids, a large patch on the wings formed by the greater and middle coverts, broad edging of inner secondaries, edging the inner webs of primaries toward the base, lining of wings, nearly all the outer tail-feather, and a diminishing space on the next two or three, together with the crissum, white. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Painted Fly-catching Warbler

"Painted Fly-catching Warbler. Setophaga picta. Painted Redstart. Lustrous black; middle of breast and…

It is about 6 iches long and of an olive green color above and a dull yellow color below.

Pine Warbler

It is about 6 iches long and of an olive green color above and a dull yellow color below.

The Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. These birds have white bellies, white wing bars, dark legs and thin, relatively long pointed bills; they have yellowish lines over their eyes. Adult males have olive upperparts and bright yellow throats and breasts; females and immatures display upperparts which are olive-brown. Their throats and breasts are paler. The song of this bird is a musical trill. Their calls are slurred chips.

Pine Warbler

The Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. These birds…

A small insectivorous migratory bird of the eastern parts of the United States.

Prairie Warbler

A small insectivorous migratory bird of the eastern parts of the United States.

A beautiful bird of a rich yellow color, passing by degrees through olivaceous tints on te rump, wings, and tail, the last blotch with white. The bill is comparatively large and black.

Prothonotary Warbler

A beautiful bird of a rich yellow color, passing by degrees through olivaceous tints on te rump, wings,…

Nesting in the reeds near bodies of freshwater, the reed-warbler can be found in Middle and Southern Europe.

Reed Warbler

Nesting in the reeds near bodies of freshwater, the reed-warbler can be found in Middle and Southern…

"Warbler is a popular name often applied to well-known singing birds of northern climes, whose notes are heard in wood, and hedge, and orchard, many of which commonly receive other popular names, as the blackcap, nightingale, hedgesparrow, redbreast, redstart, stonechat, wheatear, whitethroat, etc., while many receive the name warbler with some adjunct– reed warbler, etc. The more typical genera comprise birds of small size and plain plumage, usually alike in both sexes; most of them are migratory, going a long way S. of their breeding haunts to winter. Numerous species of warblers are found in North America, as suburban and country residents know, when the sunshine of May ushers in the summertime. They are birds of brighter plumage than the Old World warblers, but resemble them in their habits, and are also migrants."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Reed Warbler

"Warbler is a popular name often applied to well-known singing birds of northern climes, whose notes…

A reed warbler perched on a small branch.

Reed Warbler

A reed warbler perched on a small branch.

The Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is a small passerine bird in the Sylviidae family.

Sedge Warbler

The Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is a small passerine bird in the Sylviidae family.

A spotted warbler, frequently found in Southern Africa

Spotted Warbler

A spotted warbler, frequently found in Southern Africa

"Worm-Eating Warbler or Helmitheros vermivorus. Olive, below buffy, paler or whitish on the belly; head buff, with four black stripes, two along sides of crown from bill to nape, one along each side of head through the eye; wings and tail olivaceous, unmarked; bill and feet pale, bill acute, unbristled, unnotched, at least 0.50." Elliot Coues, 1884

Worm-Eating Warbler

"Worm-Eating Warbler or Helmitheros vermivorus. Olive, below buffy, paler or whitish on the belly; head…

The Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) is a New World warbler. It is the most widespread Dendroica species, breeding in almost the whole of North America and down to northern South America.

Yellow Warbler

The Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) is a New World warbler. It is the most widespread Dendroica…

A bird with twelve rectrices, yellow axillaries, and the greater wing coverts with pale tips.

Yellow Browed Warbler

A bird with twelve rectrices, yellow axillaries, and the greater wing coverts with pale tips.

"Yellow-rumped Warbler or Dendroica coronata. Yellow-crowned Warbler. Myrtle Bird. Slaty-blue, streaked with black; below, white, breast and sides mostly black, belly, and especially throat, pure white, immaculate; rump, central crown-patch, an sides of breast, sharply yellow, there being thus four definite yellow places; sides of head black; eyelids and superciliary line white; ordinary white wing-bars and tail-blotches; bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Yellow-rumped Warbler

"Yellow-rumped Warbler or Dendroica coronata. Yellow-crowned Warbler. Myrtle Bird. Slaty-blue, streaked…

The name applied to a family of perching birds, most of which are shy, small, and active, and have a clear and beautiful song.

Warblers

The name applied to a family of perching birds, most of which are shy, small, and active, and have a…

An illustration of warblers feeding on the young caterpillars of the Gipsy moth.

Warblers Eating Caterpillars

An illustration of warblers feeding on the young caterpillars of the Gipsy moth.