176 illustrations of birds including: accentor, adjutant, agami, albatross, alectrurus, anhinga, ani, apterynx, araçarl, auk, avocet, baloeniceps, barbet, batara, bee-eater, bird of paradise, bittern, blackbird, bluebird, boatbill, boblink, bowerbird, bulbul, bunting, bustard, butcher-bird, and buzzard

The bee-eater moves in large flocks during migration. They eat primarily bees and wasps.

Bee-eater

The bee-eater moves in large flocks during migration. They eat primarily bees and wasps.

The bee-eater moves in large flocks during migration. They eat primarily bees and wasps.

Bee-eater

The bee-eater moves in large flocks during migration. They eat primarily bees and wasps.

A group of birds with rich colored plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers.

Bee-eater

A group of birds with rich colored plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers.

The namaqua bee-eater, native to Western Africa. Its diet consists of insects, particularly bees and wasps, hence its namesake.

Namaqua Bee-Eater

The namaqua bee-eater, native to Western Africa. Its diet consists of insects, particularly bees and…

"Chasmorhynchus niveus, the Bell-bird, ...have lores and orbits bare. The plumage is ordinarily plain rufous, green, or grey; the females being nearly always dull, though many of the males are very brilliant." A. H. Evans, 1900

Bell-Bird

"Chasmorhynchus niveus, the Bell-bird, ...have lores and orbits bare. The plumage is ordinarily plain…

"The Bernicle-goose is so called from a foolish tradition of the middle ages of their being produced from the barnacle-shell, which attaches itself to ships' bottoms and timber floating in the sea."

White-Fronted Bernicle

"The Bernicle-goose is so called from a foolish tradition of the middle ages of their being produced…

Anarhynchus frontalis, the Wry-bill of New Zealand, is grey, with a black gorget and whitish lower parts; the habits are as in Aegialitis, but the laterally-twisted bill enables the bird to pick up insects from around stones with the greatest ease." A. H. Evans, 1900

Wry-bill

Anarhynchus frontalis, the Wry-bill of New Zealand, is grey, with a black gorget and whitish lower parts;…

An illustration of a bird.

Bird

An illustration of a bird.

An illustration of a bird eating crumbs.

Bird Eating Crumbs

An illustration of a bird eating crumbs.

An illustration of a mother bird feeding her hatchlings.

Bird Feeding Hatchlings

An illustration of a mother bird feeding her hatchlings.

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Bird of Paradise

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Bird of Paradise

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Bird of Paradise

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

Bird of Paradise

Birds-of-paradise are brilliantly colored, many having tufts or wires that float on the breezes.

A beautiful bird with long tail feathers.

Bird of Paradise

A beautiful bird with long tail feathers.

A pair of birds of paradise, the emerald bird of paradise (above) and the superb bird of paradise (below).

Bird of Paradise

A pair of birds of paradise, the emerald bird of paradise (above) and the superb bird of paradise (below).

"The Golden Bird of Paradise has a beak furnished with short feathers for half its length."

Golden Bird of Paradise

"The Golden Bird of Paradise has a beak furnished with short feathers for half its length."

The Greater Bird of Paradise was once called as the Emerald Bird of Paradise because of the dark green color on its throat.

Greater Bird of Paradise

The Greater Bird of Paradise was once called as the Emerald Bird of Paradise because of the dark green…

Birds of Paradise are allied to the crows and found mainly in New Guinea. The king bird has beautiful plumage and is not only the most beautiful bird of this family but is also quite rare.

King Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise are allied to the crows and found mainly in New Guinea. The king bird has beautiful…

A bird 6 to 7 inches in length with its middle tail feathers about as long. The male is chiefly of a crimson or flaming orange color, varied with iridescent green.

King Bird of Paradise

A bird 6 to 7 inches in length with its middle tail feathers about as long. The male is chiefly of a…

"The King Bird of Paradise is a rare bird, a native of the islands of Molucca."

King Bird of Paradise

"The King Bird of Paradise is a rare bird, a native of the islands of Molucca."

The Great Sickle-Bill (Epimachus speciosus) is a bird of paradise in the Paradisaeidae family.

Great Sickle-Bill Bird of Paradise

The Great Sickle-Bill (Epimachus speciosus) is a bird of paradise in the Paradisaeidae family.

"The Superb has a beak furnished with elongated feathers, extending half its length.

The Superb Bird of Paradise

"The Superb has a beak furnished with elongated feathers, extending half its length.

The Bird of Paradise is the common name of a family of birds, Paradiseide of ornithologists, found chiefly n New Guinea and neighboring islands, and remarkable for splendor of plumage.

The Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is the common name of a family of birds, Paradiseide of ornithologists, found chiefly…

The Twelve-Wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus) is a black and yellow bird of paradise named for its twelve wire-like feathers near its tail.

Twelve-Wired Bird of Paradise

The Twelve-Wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus) is a black and yellow bird of paradise named…

Wallace's Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) is a passerine bird in the family of Birds of Paradise.

Wallace's Standardwing

Wallace's Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) is a passerine bird in the family of Birds of Paradise.

Cicinnurus respublica: a species of Bird of Paradise in the subgenus Diphyllodes.

Wilson's Bird of Paradise

Cicinnurus respublica: a species of Bird of Paradise in the subgenus Diphyllodes.

"Cephalopterus ornatus, the Umbrella bird, is entirely black, with a huge expanded umbrella-like crest of bare-shafted incurved feathers, and a long flattened and feathered gular wattle." A. H. Evans, 1900

Amazonian Umbrella Bird

"Cephalopterus ornatus, the Umbrella bird, is entirely black, with a huge expanded umbrella-like crest…

Birds of Paradise produce some of the most beautiful feathers.

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise produce some of the most beautiful feathers.

"The bitterns are distinguished from the herons proper, besides other characteristics, by having the feathers of the neck loose and divided, which makes it appear thicker than in reality it is."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Bittern

"The bitterns are distinguished from the herons proper, besides other characteristics, by having the…

"Botaurus. Bittern. Bill moderately longer than head, shorter than tarsus, which is shorter than middle toe and claw. tarsus broadly scutellate in front. No crests or peculiar dorsal plumes; neck-feathers long and loose; plumage blended, spotty and streaky. Neck in part bare behind. Sexes and young alike." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bittern

"Botaurus. Bittern. Bill moderately longer than head, shorter than tarsus, which is shorter than middle…

A bittern, a type of fowl, is about the size of a heron.

Bittern

A bittern, a type of fowl, is about the size of a heron.

Measuring approximately twenty-six inches in length, the American bittern is a nocturnal hunter. It can be found throughout North America.

American Bittern

Measuring approximately twenty-six inches in length, the American bittern is a nocturnal hunter. It…

"Botaurus mugitans. American Bittern. Indian Hen. Stake-driver. Bog-Bull. Plumage of the upper parts singularly freckled with brown of various shades, blackish, tawny, and whitish; neck and under parts ochrey or tawny-white, each feather marked with a brown dark-edged stripe, the throat-line white, with brown streaks. A velvety-black patch on each side of the neck above. Crown dull brown, with buff superciliary stripe. Tail brown. Quills greenish-black, with a glaucous shade, brown-tipped. Iris yellow. Bill on the ridge brownish-black, the rest pale yellowish; a dark brown loral strip. Legs dull yellowish-green; claws brown.

American Bittern

"Botaurus mugitans. American Bittern. Indian Hen. Stake-driver. Bog-Bull. Plumage of the upper parts…

The common bittern of Europe feeds at night, primarily on frogs, lizards, small birds, and fish.

Common Bittern

The common bittern of Europe feeds at night, primarily on frogs, lizards, small birds, and fish.

"Eurypyga helias, Sun-Bittern, has a black head, with a white stripe above and under each eye, and a white throat: the remaining plumage "being variegated with black, brown, chestnut, bay, buff, grey, and white-so mottled, speckled, and belted either in wave-like or zigzag forms, as somewhat to resemble certain moths. The bay colour forms two conspicuous patches on each wing, and also an antepenultimate bar on the tail, behind which is a subterminal band of black. The irides are red; the bill isgreenish-olive; and the legs are pale yellow." A. H. Evans, 1900

Sun-Bittern

"Eurypyga helias, Sun-Bittern, has a black head, with a white stripe above and under each eye, and a…

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

Blackbird

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

Blackbird

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

Black with a yellow bill, the blackbird feeds mostly on larvae, snails, worms, insects, and fruits.

Blackbird

Black with a yellow bill, the blackbird feeds mostly on larvae, snails, worms, insects, and fruits.

A name of the purple grackle.

Blackbird

A name of the purple grackle.

An illustration of a blackbird.

Blackbird

An illustration of a blackbird.

Also known as the red-winged oriole, the red-winged blackbird is known for gathering in immense flocks, and inflicting damage on crops.

Red-Winged Blackbird

Also known as the red-winged oriole, the red-winged blackbird is known for gathering in immense flocks,…

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male has all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.

Red-winged Blackbird

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in…

"Agelaeus phoeniceus. Blackbird. marsh Blackbird. Red-winged Blackbird. Red-and-buff-shouldered marsh Blackbird. Male: Lesser wing-coverts scarlet, like arterial blood, broadly bordered by brownish-yellow, or brownish-white, the middle row of coverts being entirely of this color; sometimes the greater row, likewise, are mostly similar, producing a patch on the wing nearly as large as the red one; occasionally, there are traces of red on the edge of the wing and below; in some specimen the bordering is almost pure white, instead of buff." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-winged Blackbird

"Agelaeus phoeniceus. Blackbird. marsh Blackbird. Red-winged Blackbird. Red-and-buff-shouldered marsh…

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male has all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.

Red-winged Blackbird (Female)

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in…

"Xanthocephalus icterocephalus. Yellow-headed Blackbird. Male: Black, including lores and small space around eye and bill; whole head otherwise, with the neck and breast, rich yellow, orange in high feather, the color extending interruptedly to or towards the belly; some feathers around vent, and the tibiae, usually yellow also. A large white patch on the wing, formed by the primary and many of the greater secondary coverts, interrupted by black of the bastard quills. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Yellow-headed Blackbird

"Xanthocephalus icterocephalus. Yellow-headed Blackbird. Male: Black, including lores and small space…

Two blackbirds on a perch.

Blackbirds

Two blackbirds on a perch.

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to North America. It belongs to the "blue" or American jays, which are, among the Corvidae, not closely related to other jays. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitat for many decades

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to…

"The American Blue Jay is a beautiful bird that is common near all sections of the United States, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada."

American Blue Jay

"The American Blue Jay is a beautiful bird that is common near all sections of the United States, from…

"in full plumage: Rich azure-blue, the ends of the wing-quills blackish; throat, breast, and sides of the body chestnut; belly and crissum white or bluish-white. The blue sometimes extends around the head on the sides and often fore part of the chin, so that chestnut is cut off from the bill." Elliot Coues, 1884

Eastern Blue-Bird

"in full plumage: Rich azure-blue, the ends of the wing-quills blackish; throat, breast, and sides of…

The bluebird feeds on a diet of insects and spiders in the summer and berries in the winter. It usually makes its nest in the hollow limb of a tree or on the rail of a fence.

Bluebird

The bluebird feeds on a diet of insects and spiders in the summer and berries in the winter. It usually…

The head of a Bluebird.

Bluebird

The head of a Bluebird.

The bluebirds are medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family Turdidae. These are one of the relatively few thrush genera to be restricted to the Americas. As the name implies, these are attractive birds with blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males, although color patterns are similar and there is no noticeable difference in size between sexes.

Bluebird

The bluebirds are medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the…

An illustration of a bluebird. The bluebirds are medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family Turdidae.

Bluebird

An illustration of a bluebird. The bluebirds are medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds…

The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a medium-sized bird in the Turdidae family of thrushes.

Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a medium-sized bird in the Turdidae family of thrushes.

Also known as the crested savacou, the boat-bill gets its name from the shape of its beak, which resembles an upturned boat. It feeds on fish, crabs, and reptiles.

Boatbill

Also known as the crested savacou, the boat-bill gets its name from the shape of its beak, which resembles…

"Ortyx virginiana. Virginia Partridge or "Quail". Bobwhite. Male: Forehead, superciliary line, and throat, white, bordered with black; crown, neck all round,and upper part of breast, brownish-red; other parts tawny-whitish, all with more or fewer doubly-crescentic black bars; crissum rufous; sides broadly striped with brownish-red; upper parts variegated with chestnut, black, gray and tawny, the latter edging in the inner quills, forming a continuous line when the wing in closed. Female: Known by having the throat buff instead of white, less black about the fore-parts, and general coloration subdued. The reddish of this bird is of a peculiar dull pinkish shade. The black crescents of the under parts are scarcely or not half the width of the intervening white spaces; the bill is not jet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bob-white Family

"Ortyx virginiana. Virginia Partridge or "Quail". Bobwhite. Male: Forehead, superciliary line, and throat,…

"Ortyx virginiana. Virginia Partridge or "Quail". Bobwhite. Male: Forehead, superciliary line, and throat, white, bordered with black; crown, neck all round,and upper part of breast, brownish-red; other parts tawny-whitish, all with more or fewer doubly-crescentic black bars; crissum rufous; sides broadly striped with brownish-red; upper parts variegated with chestnut, black, gray and tawny, the latter edging in the inner quills, forming a continuous line when the wing in closed. Female: Known by having the throat buff instead of white, less black about the fore-parts, and general coloration subdued. The reddish of this bird is of a peculiar dull pinkish shade. The black crescents of the under parts are scarcely or not half the width of the intervening white spaces; the bill is not jet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Male and Female Bob-whites

"Ortyx virginiana. Virginia Partridge or "Quail". Bobwhite. Male: Forehead, superciliary line, and throat,…

The boblink ranges from Mexico to Canada, feeding on small insects.

Boblink

The boblink ranges from Mexico to Canada, feeding on small insects.

"Dolichonyx oryzivorus. Bobolink. Meadow-wink. Skunk Blackbird (Northern States), Reed-bird (Middle States), Rice-bird (Southern States). Male, in breeding plumage: Black; cervix buff; scapulars, rump and upper tail-coverts ashy-white; interscapulars streaked with black, buff, and ashy; outer quills edged with yellowish; bill blackish-horn; feet brown. The faultless full dress of black, white, and buff is worn only for a brief period; and even in spring and summer, most males are found to have yellowish touches in the black, especially of the under parts. The "delirious song" is only heard while the males re trooping their way to their breeding-grounds, and before the midsummer change of feather." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bobolink

"Dolichonyx oryzivorus. Bobolink. Meadow-wink. Skunk Blackbird (Northern States), Reed-bird (Middle…