216 illustrations of birds including: calyptomena, canary, capercaille, caracara, cariama, carrion-crow, cassican, cassowary, cat-bird, ceyx, chiff chaff, chaffinch, chat, chick, chickadee, chicken, chough, chuck-will's-widow, cock, cockatoo, columba, condor, athene conneviens, coot, corella, cormorant, cotinga, courser, cow-bird, crane, creeper, criniger, crossbill, crow, crypturus, cuckoo, curassow, and curlew

Found in Java and Sumatra, the green calyptomena's namesake plumage helps it blend in with foliage.

Green Calyptomena

Found in Java and Sumatra, the green calyptomena's namesake plumage helps it blend in with foliage.

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier, 1869).

Canary

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier,…

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier, 1869).

Canary

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier,…

The canary is a songbird, usually yellow in color.

Canary

The canary is a songbird, usually yellow in color.

Canary birds are yellow and in the finch family.

Canary Bird

Canary birds are yellow and in the finch family.

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and narrow throughout or scarcely widened toward end, sloping gradually up to the top of the head in line with the sweep of the forehead, altogether somewhat like a goose's in shape; decidedly longer than head, 2 &1/2 inches to nearly or quite 3 in length, measured along the culmen; the nostrils reaching the middle of the bill, their fore end half-way from the upper corner to end of bill. Bill not blue, black-belted, but blackish throughout. Eyes red. Feet grayish-blue. Head and upper neck not coppery brownish-red, but dark reddish-brown, further much obscured with dusky or quite blackish about the bill and on top. Ground color of back white, very finely vermiculated with zigzag blackish bars much narrower than the intervening spaces, and tending to break up, or mostly broken up, into little chains or dots across the feathers; the resulting silvery-gray tone consequently several shades lighter than in the red-head." Elliot Coues, 1884

Canvas-back Head

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and…

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and narrow throughout or scarcely widened toward end, sloping gradually up to the top of the head in line with the sweep of the forehead, altogether somewhat like a goose's in shape; decidedly longer than head, 2 &1/2 inches to nearly or quite 3 in length, measured along the culmen; the nostrils reaching the middle of the bill, their fore end half-way from the upper corner to end of bill. Bill not blue, black-belted, but blackish throughout. Eyes red. Feet grayish-blue. Head and upper neck not coppery brownish-red, but dark reddish-brown, further much obscured with dusky or quite blackish about the bill and on top. Ground color of back white, very finely vermiculated with zigzag blackish bars much narrower than the intervening spaces, and tending to break up, or mostly broken up, into little chains or dots across the feathers; the resulting silvery-gray tone consequently several shades lighter than in the red-head." Elliot Coues, 1884

Large Canvas-backs Head

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and…

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and narrow throughout or scarcely widened toward end, sloping gradually up to the top of the head in line with the sweep of the forehead, altogether somewhat like a goose's in shape; decidedly longer than head, 2 &1/2 inches to nearly or quite 3 in length, measured along the culmen; the nostrils reaching the middle of the bill, their fore end half-way from the upper corner to end of bill. Bill not blue, black-belted, but blackish throughout. Eyes red. Feet grayish-blue. Head and upper neck not coppery brownish-red, but dark reddish-brown, further much obscured with dusky or quite blackish about the bill and on top. Ground color of back white, very finely vermiculated with zigzag blackish bars much narrower than the intervening spaces, and tending to break up, or mostly broken up, into little chains or dots across the feathers; the resulting silvery-gray tone consequently several shades lighter than in the red-head." Elliot Coues, 1884

Canvas-backs

"Fuligula vallisneria. Canvas-back. Adult male: The head close-feathered. Bill high at the base and…

Also known as the wood-grouse, the capercaille averages about three feet in length and feeds on berries and tender leaves.

Capercaille

Also known as the wood-grouse, the capercaille averages about three feet in length and feeds on berries…

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

Caracara

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

Caracara

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

"Polyborus auduboni. Common Caracara. General color blackish, the throat, neck all around, and more or less of fore back and breast whitish, spotted and chiefly barred with blackish; upper and under tail-coverts and most of the tail white, the latter very numerously barred with blackish, of which color is the broad terminal zone; the shafts white along the white portion of each feather. Basal portion of primaries likewise barred with whitish. Bill variously pale colored; cere carmine; iris brown; feet yellow; claws black; soft parts drying to a dingy indefinable color." Elliot Coues, 1884

Caracaras

"Polyborus auduboni. Common Caracara. General color blackish, the throat, neck all around, and more…

A Rose-breasted Grosbeak (lower) and a Northern Cardinal (upper) sit on branches among the flowers. "Zamelodia ludoviciana. Rose-breasted Song Grosbeak. Adult male with the head and neck all around and most of the upper parts black, the rump, upper tail-coverts and under parts white, the breast and under wing-coverts exquisite carmine rose-red; wings and tail black, variegated with white; bill white; feet grayish-blue; iris brown. Female above, streaked with blackish and olive-brown or flaxen-brown, with median white coronal and superciliary line; below, white, more or less tinged with fulvous and streaked with dusky; under wing-coverts saffron-yellow; upper coverts and inner quills with a white spot at end; bill brown." "Cardinalis virginianus. Cardinal Grosbeak. Cardinal Red-bird. Virginia Nightinggale. male, adult: Rich red, usually vermillion, sometimes rosy; pure and intense on crest and under parts, darker on back, where obscured with ashy-gray, as it is also on upper surfaces of wings and tail; the feathers of the wings fuscous on inner webs. A jet-black mask on the face, entirely surrounding the bill, extending on the throat. Bill coral-colored; feet brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

A Northern Cardinal and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak Sitting on a Branch Among the Flowers

A Rose-breasted Grosbeak (lower) and a Northern Cardinal (upper) sit on branches among the flowers.…

These birds are in the same family as oyster-catchers and plovers.

Cariama

These birds are in the same family as oyster-catchers and plovers.

Found on the elevated plains of Paraguay and Brazil, the cariama is about thirty inches long and feeds on lizards, insects, and molluscous animals.

Cariama

Found on the elevated plains of Paraguay and Brazil, the cariama is about thirty inches long and feeds…

"The Cariama is a very pretty bird, easily domesticated, and evinces great attachment to its favorites."

Cariama

"The Cariama is a very pretty bird, easily domesticated, and evinces great attachment to its favorites."

Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

Flute-Playing Cassican

Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

A flightless bird, the Cassowary is closely related to the ostrich.

Cassowary

A flightless bird, the Cassowary is closely related to the ostrich.

The cassowary is a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea. Its head and neeck have no feathers, revealing red and blue skin.

Cassowary

The cassowary is a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea. Its head and neeck have…

A large running bird native to New Guinea and northeastern Australia. A relative of the ostrich.

Cassowary

A large running bird native to New Guinea and northeastern Australia. A relative of the ostrich.

One-wattled Cassowary "...Casuarius uniappendiculatus, of Salawatti and the adjoining parts of New Guinea, has the head, throat, and nape blue, the lower portion of the neck and the median pear-shaped caruncle yellow, the casque dusky olive, and the longitudinal naked space towards the sides of the neck flesh-coloured with a yellow margin." - A. H. Evans, 1900

One-wattled Cassowary

One-wattled Cassowary "...Casuarius uniappendiculatus, of Salawatti and the adjoining parts of New Guinea,…

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

Cat Hunting Chicks

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

The head of a Cat-Bird.

Cat-Bird

The head of a Cat-Bird.

"Cat-Bird. Slate-gray, paler and more grayish-plumbeous below; crown of head, tail, bill, and feet black. Quills of the wing blackish, edged with the body-color. Under tail-coverts rich dark chestnut or mahogany-color" Elliot Coues, 1884

Catbird

"Cat-Bird. Slate-gray, paler and more grayish-plumbeous below; crown of head, tail, bill, and feet black.…

The Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized northern American perching bird of the mimid family. It is the only member of New World catbird genus Dumetella. Like the Black Catbird, it is among the basal lineages of the Mimidae. Adults are dark gray with a slim, black bill and dark eyes. They have a long dark tail, dark legs and a dark cap; they are rust-colored underneath their tail.

Gray Catbird

The Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized northern American perching bird of the mimid…

The head of the cedar bird.

Cedar Bird

The head of the cedar bird.

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It breeds in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.

Cedar Waxwing (3 Weeks)

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of…

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It breeds in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.

Cedar Waxwing Hatchling

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of…

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a bird in the Cracidae family of guans.

Plain Chachalaca

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a bird in the Cracidae family of guans.

A common European bird, similiar to the warblers.

Chiff Chaff

A common European bird, similiar to the warblers.

A common European bird whose pleasant short and often repeated song is haerd fro early spring to the middle of summer.

Chaffinch

A common European bird whose pleasant short and often repeated song is haerd fro early spring to the…

Fringilla coelebs. Chaffinch. A small finch with edges of the tail being white, white bars on wings, rump green, under parts reddish, and a bluish-gray cap.

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs. Chaffinch. A small finch with edges of the tail being white, white bars on wings,…

Also called the ground cuckoo, road runner, or paisano. A large errestrial bird or the family Cuculidæ.

Chaparral

Also called the ground cuckoo, road runner, or paisano. A large errestrial bird or the family Cuculidæ.

The Chat manifests intense anxiety, should anyone approach their nest, fluttering and flitting about...(Figuier, 1869).

Chat

The Chat manifests intense anxiety, should anyone approach their nest, fluttering and flitting about...(Figuier,…

The head of a Yellow-Breasted Chat.

Chat

The head of a Yellow-Breasted Chat.

It is about 7.5 inches long, green above, white below, have a golden yellow breast, and is remarkable for the volubility and mimicry of its song, as well as for the evolutions which the male performs on the wing during the mating season.

Yellow Breasted Chat

It is about 7.5 inches long, green above, white below, have a golden yellow breast, and is remarkable…

"Yellow-breasted Chat or Icteria virens. Bright olive-green, below golden-yellow, belly abruptly white; lore black, isolating the white under-eyelid from a white superciliary line above and a short white maxillary line below; wings and tail unmarked, glossed with olive; bill blue-black; feet plumbeous." Elliot Coues, 1884

Yellow-breasted Chat

"Yellow-breasted Chat or Icteria virens. Bright olive-green, below golden-yellow, belly abruptly white;…

"Bill shorter than head, slender, straight, depressed at base, compressed at end, notched. Wings long, pointed, the tip formed by the 2d-4th quills, the 1st spurious, scarcely or not one-fourth as long as the 2d. Tail much shorter than wing, square. Tarsi booted, but with 4 scutella below in front; long and slender, much exceeding the middle toe and claw; lateral toes of about equal lengths, very short, the tips of their claws not reaching the base of the middle claw; claws little curved; feet thus adapted to terrestrial habits." Elliot Coues, 1884

Stone Chats

"Bill shorter than head, slender, straight, depressed at base, compressed at end, notched. Wings long,…

Also known as the ground-robin or ground-finch, the chewink lives in thickets along the borders of woods.

Chewink

Also known as the ground-robin or ground-finch, the chewink lives in thickets along the borders of woods.

A large bird with rounded short wings, long round tail, and large strong feet.

Chewink

A large bird with rounded short wings, long round tail, and large strong feet.

Chickadee on a branch

Chickadee

Chickadee on a branch

The popular name of the American black capped titmouse. Usually almost 6 inches in length.

Chickadee

The popular name of the American black capped titmouse. Usually almost 6 inches in length.

The chickadee, or Parus atricapillus.

Chickadee

The chickadee, or Parus atricapillus.

The black-capped chickadee.

Black-Capped Chickadee

The black-capped chickadee.

"Crown and nape, with chin and throat, black, separated by white sides of the head. Upper parts brownish-ash, with slight olive tinge, and a rusty wash on rump. Under parts more or less purely white or whitish, shaded on the sides with a brownish or rusty wash. Wings and tail like upper parts, the feathers moderately edged with hoary-white." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-capped Chickadee

"Crown and nape, with chin and throat, black, separated by white sides of the head. Upper parts brownish-ash,…

The common chickadee, found in the United States.

Common chickadee

The common chickadee, found in the United States.

"Upper part ashy-gray, with scarcely a shade, and only on the rump, under parts similarly grayish-white, without a rusty tinge, the middle of the belly, the rest more heavily shaded. Wings and tail with comparatively little whitish edging - tail at least with no more than that of P. carolonensis. Sides of the head and neck white; top of the head, and the throat, black. A conspicuous white superciliary stripe in the black cap, usually meeting its fellow across the forehead." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mountain Chickadee

"Upper part ashy-gray, with scarcely a shade, and only on the rump, under parts similarly grayish-white,…

A chicken

Chicken

A chicken

The chicken is a domesticated fowl which is commonly used from its meat and eggs.

Chicken

The chicken is a domesticated fowl which is commonly used from its meat and eggs.

An illustration of a mother chick overlooking her baby chicks.

Chicken and Chicks

An illustration of a mother chick overlooking her baby chicks.

An illustration of a mother chick surrounded by her baby chicks.

Chicken and Chicks

An illustration of a mother chick surrounded by her baby chicks.

An illustration of a hen with her eggs.

Chicken and Eggs

An illustration of a hen with her eggs.

Bird

Chick

Bird

A chick and eggs

Chick

A chick and eggs

A chick

Chick

A chick

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

Newly Hatched Chick

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

An illustration showing the pea comb chicken. The chicken's breed name comes form the comb, or the crest on the head, shaped like a pea pod.

Head of Pea Comb Chicken

An illustration showing the pea comb chicken. The chicken's breed name comes form the comb, or the crest…

A head of the rose comb chicken. The crest on top of the chicken has a distinctive wrinkled feature.

Head of Rose Comb Chicken

A head of the rose comb chicken. The crest on top of the chicken has a distinctive wrinkled feature.

A head of a single comb chicken. The chicken's comb is smooth and standing on the head. The absence of the rose and pea comb allele causes the chicken to have a single comb.

Single Comb Chicken Head

A head of a single comb chicken. The chicken's comb is smooth and standing on the head. The absence…

A head of the walnut comb chicken. The breeding of the rose and pea comb chickens results in a walnut comb.

Chicken Head with Walnut Comb

A head of the walnut comb chicken. The breeding of the rose and pea comb chickens results in a walnut…