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

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

Chicken

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

Measuring twenty-six inches in height, the kulm cock is believed to have been brought from Java or Sumatra.

Kulm Rooster

Measuring twenty-six inches in height, the kulm cock is believed to have been brought from Java or Sumatra.

"Prairie Chicken is the popular name of the pinnated grouse of the United States. The neck of the male is furnished with tufts of 18 feathers, and is remarkable also for two loose, pendulous, wrinkled skins, which somewhat resemble an orange on inflation. The prairie hen is much prized for the table."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Prairie Chicken

"Prairie Chicken is the popular name of the pinnated grouse of the United States. The neck of the male…

A chicken and a rooster.

Chickens

A chicken and a rooster.

Two chickens eating food off of the ground.

Chickens Eating

Two chickens eating food off of the ground.

Ten chickens and an old hen.

Ten Chickens

Ten chickens and an old hen.

An illustration of two chickens.

Two Chickens

An illustration of two chickens.

Also known as the red-legged crow, the chough is about sixteen inches in length, feeding on insects, berries, and grain.

Chough

Also known as the red-legged crow, the chough is about sixteen inches in length, feeding on insects,…

The red legged or cornish crow. Black feathers with red feet and beak.

Chough

The red legged or cornish crow. Black feathers with red feet and beak.

Chough, a European crow with a glossy black color, with bill, legs and feet a bright cherry red.

Chough

Chough, a European crow with a glossy black color, with bill, legs and feet a bright cherry red.

A small desert bird.

Desert Chough

A small desert bird.

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

Chuck-Will's-Widow

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

"Chuck-Will's-Widow (Antrostomus carolinensis.)"-Whitney, 1902

Chuck-will's-widow

"Chuck-Will's-Widow (Antrostomus carolinensis.)"-Whitney, 1902

An illustration of two cock of the plains also known by its scientific name Centrocercus urophasianus.

Cock of the plains

An illustration of two cock of the plains also known by its scientific name Centrocercus urophasianus.

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs, deeply serrated with five or six points, and bright red in color. The comb should extend well back over the head, with no tendency to follow the shape of the neck."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Head of Single-Comb Brown Leghorn Cock

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs,…

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies of being exceptionally broody.

Silver Gray Dorking Cock

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies…

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers in laying and the standard by which the prolificacy of other breeds is judged."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Single-Comb White Leghorn Cock

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers…

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged in two planes. It is often found on the rocky shores of streams, which it draws its namesake from.

Cock-of-the-Rock

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged…

These singular birds have an erect compressed semicircular crest and the plumage of the male ranging from flaming orange to blood red.

Cock-of-the-Rock

These singular birds have an erect compressed semicircular crest and the plumage of the male ranging…

A species of ground parakeet, found in Australia.

Cockatiel

A species of ground parakeet, found in Australia.

A bird about 12 inches long, with a pointed crest somewhat like a cockatoo's. Long exserted midle tail feathers, and dark plumage with white wing coverts, yellow crest, and orange auriculars.

Cockatiel

A bird about 12 inches long, with a pointed crest somewhat like a cockatoo's. Long exserted midle tail…

A cockatoo

Cockatoo

A cockatoo

Birds for the most part white, tinged with sulphury yellow or rose-color, and with elegant recurved crests resembling helmets.

Cockatoo

Birds for the most part white, tinged with sulphury yellow or rose-color, and with elegant recurved…

Noted for its enormous bill, the black cockatoo is native to New Guinea.

Black cockatoo

Noted for its enormous bill, the black cockatoo is native to New Guinea.

"Cacatuo leadbeateri, Leadbeater's Cockatoo, has a red crest banded with yellow and tipped with white, and rosy tinge on the head and lower surface." A. H. Evans, 1900

Leadbeater's Cockatoo Sitting on a Tree Branch

"Cacatuo leadbeateri, Leadbeater's Cockatoo, has a red crest banded with yellow and tipped with white,…

"The Leadbeater's Cockatoo is a remarkably handsome bird, which calls forth much admiration."

Molucca Cockatoo

"The Leadbeater's Cockatoo is a remarkably handsome bird, which calls forth much admiration."

The white-crested cockatoo possess a distinctive crest of feathers it can raise or lower at will.

White-crested cockatoo

The white-crested cockatoo possess a distinctive crest of feathers it can raise or lower at will.

The yellow-crested cockatoo is from the order of true parrots and is known for its white feathers and yellow crest.

Yellow-Crested Cockatoo

The yellow-crested cockatoo is from the order of true parrots and is known for its white feathers and…

Parrots are much appreciated on account of their memory, and also for their habit of repeating what they hear. (Figuier, 1869).

Cockatoos

Parrots are much appreciated on account of their memory, and also for their habit of repeating what…

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less eggs than the Leghorns, but their eggs are generally larger, and equal the output in bulk.

Black Minorca Cockerel

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less…

"The Rose-comb White and Rose-comb Brown Leghorns have a small rose comb, square in front, firm and even upon the head, tapering evenly from front to rear, without inclining to one side, the top comparatively flat and covered with small points or corrugations, terminating in a well-developed spike in the rear."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Rose-Combed White Leghorn Cockerel

"The Rose-comb White and Rose-comb Brown Leghorns have a small rose comb, square in front, firm and…

The silver-laced wyandotte is the base for all other colors of wyandotte, of which there are 17. It has white feathers with black edges on each feather, with a black tail and yellow legs.

Silver-Laced Wyandotte Cockerel

The silver-laced wyandotte is the base for all other colors of wyandotte, of which there are 17. It…

"Colius capensis, or Cape Coly, has two stripes of black on the back enclosing one of white, the bare skin surrounding the eye is scarlet and bluish-grey everywhere else. The legs are red in life fading to buff after death." A. H. Evans, 1900

Cape Coly

"Colius capensis, or Cape Coly, has two stripes of black on the back enclosing one of white, the bare…

"Hypocolius ampelinus, Grey "Coly-Shrike", the plumage is soft, with characteristically stiff shafts on the lower back; the nostrils are nearly concealed by the feathers; the rictal bristles are feeble. The unusual coloration is either bluish-grey with a certain amount of black and white, or chiefly black and white. The black has generally a purplish or a greenish gloss; while barring occurs occasionally in the cocks, and much more commonly in the hens, where the tints are duller, the grey lighter, and the hue in some cases brown or even rufous. A. H. Evans, 1900

Two Grey "Coly-Shrike" Birds Sitting on Tree Branches

"Hypocolius ampelinus, Grey "Coly-Shrike", the plumage is soft, with characteristically stiff shafts…

The Common Guillemot (<i>Uria troile</i>) is a member of the auk family. It breeds on all rocky coasts of the North Atlantic. The bill is long, straight, and strong, the wings and tail short. In spring, the upper surface of the body is brownish black, the under white, save for the dark throat; in winter, the throat becomes white or mottled. All guillemots lay a single pear-shaped on the ledge of a sea-cliff. They make no nest whatever, and large colonies brood in company.

Common Guillemot

The Common Guillemot (Uria troile) is a member of the auk family. It breeds on all rocky coasts of the…

The Condor possesses extraordinary tenacity of life. Humboldt relates that he found it impossible to strangle one, and that he was compelled to shoot it to put an end to its existence, (Figuier, 1869). This bird is now extremely rare and on the endangered species list.

Condor

The Condor possesses extraordinary tenacity of life. Humboldt relates that he found it impossible to…

Genus <em>condor</em>, the largest known bird of prey. On average, it is about four feet long, with a wingspan of nine feet, sometimes as great at fourteen feet.

Condor

Genus condor, the largest known bird of prey. On average, it is about four feet long, with…

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

Condor

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

"On the Sarcorhamphus gryphus the Condor, the head and neck are bare, with dull red skin, wrinkled in folds on the latter; while an oblique ruff of white down surmounts the black plumage, which shews white edges to the wing-coverts and secondaries. The male has a fleshy crest extending from the mid-cere to the crown, a large wattle on the throat, and a small caruncle below; the irides being in the sex brown, in the female garnet red. The bill is white with brown base." A. H. Evans, 1900

Condor

"On the Sarcorhamphus gryphus the Condor, the head and neck are bare, with dull red skin, wrinkled in…

A huge bird whose wing span has been reported to be up to 9 feet wide.

California condor

A huge bird whose wing span has been reported to be up to 9 feet wide.

"Pseudogryphus californianus. California Condor. Adult: Blackish, the feathers with browner tips or edges, quite gray or even whitish on the wing-coverts and inner quills; primaries and tail-feathers black; axillars and lining of wings white; bill yellowish, reddening on cere, and skin of the head orange or reddish; iris said by some to be brown, by other carmine." Elliot Coues, 1884

California Condor

"Pseudogryphus californianus. California Condor. Adult: Blackish, the feathers with browner tips or…

Athene conneviens, which derive their name from the Greek goddess of wisdom, supposedly for their meditative air and mysterious habits. They are found throughout the world.

Athene conneviens

Athene conneviens, which derive their name from the Greek goddess of wisdom, supposedly for their meditative…

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Coot

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Coots , are medium-sized water birds which are members of the rail family Rallidae. They constitute the genus Fulica. Coots have predominantly black plumage, and, unlike many of the rails, they are usually easy to see, often swimming in open water. They are close relatives of the moorhen. The greatest species variety is in South America, and it is likely that the genus originated there. They are common in Europe and North America.

Coot

Coots , are medium-sized water birds which are members of the rail family Rallidae. They constitute…

"Fulicia. Coot. Bill and frontal plate much as in the Gallinultes. Body depressed; the under plumage thick and duck-like, to resist water. feet highly natatorial' toes, including the hinder, lobate, being furnished with large semicircular membranous flaps. The Coots are eminently aquatic birds, swimming with ease, by means of their lobate feet, like phalaropes and grebes; but this ability results from very slight modification of a structure shared by the Rails and Gallinules. There are about ten species, of both hemispheres, distinguished, among other characters, by the size and shape of the frontal shield. That, for instance, is of an exotic species, much larger than that of Fulica americana, and differently shaped. One species is remarkable for having the forehead singularly carunculate; the others closely resemble our common species." Elliott Coues, 1884

Coot Head

"Fulicia. Coot. Bill and frontal plate much as in the Gallinultes. Body depressed; the under plumage…

"Coots but rarely traverse firm ground, where they walk with difficulty; on the other hand, they swim and dive with graceful ease."

The Bald Coot

"Coots but rarely traverse firm ground, where they walk with difficulty; on the other hand, they swim…

Averaging about sixteen inches in length, the common coot of Europe is found throughout Europe and Asia.

Common European coot

Averaging about sixteen inches in length, the common coot of Europe is found throughout Europe and Asia.

A common bird of Europe.

European Coot

A common bird of Europe.

The cormorant swallows its prey head first.

Cormorant

The cormorant swallows its prey head first.

Cormorants are voracious fish eaters. they have fully-webbed feet.

Cormorant

Cormorants are voracious fish eaters. they have fully-webbed feet.

The double-crested cormorant, a diving water bird.

Cormorant

The double-crested cormorant, a diving water bird.

The Cormorant "P. carbo, but has a tuft of long narrow recurved plumes on each side f the crown in the nuptial dress, which are black, white, or particoloured according to the locality. The bare loral region and gular sac are orange, and no white is visible on the throat or flanks." A. H. Evans, 1900

Cormorant

The Cormorant "P. carbo, but has a tuft of long narrow recurved plumes on each side f the crown in the…

"Phalacrocorax bicristatus. Red-Faced Cormorant. Frontal feathers not reaching base of the culmen, the bill being entirely surrounded by naked red skin which also encircles the eyes, somewhat carunculate, forming a kind of wattle on each side of the chin; base of under mandible blue; feet black, blotched with yellow. Crown with a median bronzy black crest, and nape with another, in the same line. In the specimens examined, a large white flank-patch, but few if any white plumes on neck. Plumage richly iridescent, mostly green, but violet and steel-blue on the neck, purplish, violet, and bronzy on the back and wings, the feathers there without definite dark edgings." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-faced Cormorant and Nest

"Phalacrocorax bicristatus. Red-Faced Cormorant. Frontal feathers not reaching base of the culmen, the…

The black cormorant averages about three feet in length, and is found in Greenland, as well as a long the coasts of Asia, Europe, and North America. In some countries it was domesticated, and trained to fish for its masters.

Black cormorant

The black cormorant averages about three feet in length, and is found in Greenland, as well as a long…

A common cormorant perched on a rocky ledge.

Common Cormorant

A common cormorant perched on a rocky ledge.

The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico. Measuring 70&ndash;90 cm (28&ndash;35 in) in length, it is an all-black bird which gains a small double crest of black and white feathers in breeding season. It has a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin. Five subspecies are recognized.

Double-crested Cormorant

The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds.…

"Phalacrocorax dilophus. Double-crested Cormorant. Tail of 12 feathers. Gular sac convex behind. No colored gorget. Glossy greenish-black; feathers of the back and wings coppery-gray, black-shafted, black-edged. Adult with curly black lateral crests in the breeding season, but few if any other filamentous white ones, over the eyes and along the sides of the neck; white flank-patch not observed in any specimens examined, probable not occurring; iris green; gular sac and lores orange. Winter spec. with bill bright yellow, blackening along culmen, gular sac red anteriorly, ochrey-yellow posteriorly; legs dull black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Double-crested Cormorant

"Phalacrocorax dilophus. Double-crested Cormorant. Tail of 12 feathers. Gular sac convex behind. No…

The Cotinga is remarkable during the pairing season, for its brilliant and variegated plumage,(Figuier, 1969).

Cotinga

The Cotinga is remarkable during the pairing season, for its brilliant and variegated plumage,(Figuier,…

The popular name for manakin birds.

Blue Cotinga

The popular name for manakin birds.

A special of plover like birds.

Courser

A special of plover like birds.