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

Cow-Birds or Cow-Buntings are in the starling family.

Cow-Bird

Cow-Birds or Cow-Buntings are in the starling family.

The summer yellow-bird and the cow-bird around a nest

Cow-bird and summer yellow-bird

The summer yellow-bird and the cow-bird around a nest

A migratory bird, the cow-blackbird is notable among birds, for it does not build a nest.

Cow-blackbird

A migratory bird, the cow-blackbird is notable among birds, for it does not build a nest.

Frequenttly deposites its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to hatch by their foster parents.

Cowbird

Frequenttly deposites its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to hatch by their foster parents.

"Molothrus ater. Common Cowbird. Cuckold. male Adult: Lustrous green-black, with steel-blue, purple, and violet iridescence. head and neck deep wood-brown, with some purplish lustre. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Common Cowbird

"Molothrus ater. Common Cowbird. Cuckold. male Adult: Lustrous green-black, with steel-blue, purple,…

The corn crake or landrail is a small bird in the Rallidae family.

Corn Crake

The corn crake or landrail is a small bird in the Rallidae family.

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

Crane

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

Crane

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

A sand-hill crane

Crane

A sand-hill crane

Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. There are representatives of this group on all the continents except Antarctica and South America. Most species of cranes are at least threatened, if not critically endangered, within their range. The plight of the Whooping Cranes of North America inspired some of the first US legislation to protect endangered species.

Crane

Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. Unlike…

The balearic crane (also known as the crowned crane) stands about four feet high, and is easily domesticable.

Balearic Crane

The balearic crane (also known as the crowned crane) stands about four feet high, and is easily domesticable.

The common crane (Grus grus) is a large bird native to Europe and Asia.

Common Crane

The common crane (Grus grus) is a large bird native to Europe and Asia.

The Common Crane (Grus grus) is a large bird in the Gruidae family of cranes.

Common Crane

The Common Crane (Grus grus) is a large bird in the Gruidae family of cranes.

The common crane of Europe is mostly of a blueish-ash color, feeding on worms, insects, reptiles, mollusca, and sometimes on grain.

Common European crane

The common crane of Europe is mostly of a blueish-ash color, feeding on worms, insects, reptiles, mollusca,…

"The Crested Crane has the top of its head adorned with a tuft of feathers, which it has the power of spreading out like a fan, so as to form a handsome ornament."

Crested Crane

"The Crested Crane has the top of its head adorned with a tuft of feathers, which it has the power of…

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

Crowned Crane

Cranes are essentially migratory birds and can travel great distances without eating.

"Balearica pavonina, the "Crowned" Crane of the Northern Ethiopian Region, is greenish-black above and dark grey below, most of the feathers being lanceolate (shaped like a lance); the neck is delicate grey all around, the secondaries are chestnut-the inner being somewhat decomposed; white and yellow shew on the wing coverts; a spreading tuft of twisted yellow and white bristles with black tips surmounts the occiput, while the sides of the face are bare-white above and pink below, and the throat is covered with black down. There is a very small throat-wattle in this form." A. H. Evans, 1900

Crowned Crane

"Balearica pavonina, the "Crowned" Crane of the Northern Ethiopian Region, is greenish-black above and…

"It is gifted with great powers of mimicry. Its movements have an air of affectation and mannerism, as if it desired to attract the attention of the spectator."

Demoiselle Crane

"It is gifted with great powers of mimicry. Its movements have an air of affectation and mannerism,…

Averaging about three feet in length, the numidian crane makes its home in Africa, though it has been sited in Asia and occaisionally Southern Europe.

Numidian crane

Averaging about three feet in length, the numidian crane makes its home in Africa, though it has been…

A large bird so called for its gracefulness and symmetry in form. Feeds mostly on fish.

Numidian Crane

A large bird so called for its gracefulness and symmetry in form. Feeds mostly on fish.

Common in Florida, the sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) is a large bird with a wingspan of up to seven feet. As an adult, it has a distinct red spot on its head and face.

Sandhill Crane

Common in Florida, the sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) is a large bird with a wingspan of up to seven…

A very tall grazing bird.

Whooping Crane

A very tall grazing bird.

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the trunk or in hollows of trees.

Creeper

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the…

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the trunk or in hollows of trees.

Creeper

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the…

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the trunk or in hollows of trees.

Creeper

The Creepers are small climbing birds which live and build their nests in the holes they bore in the…

"Black and White Creeper or Mniotilta varia. Black; edges of feathers of upper parts, coronal, superciliary, and maxillary stripes, tips of greater and median wing-coverts, outer edges of inner secondaries and inner edges of quills and tail-feathers, and spots on inner webs of lateral tail-feathers, white; under parts mostly white with black streaks on sides and crissum; bill and feet black. Similar: less black in proportion to the white, being mostly white below." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black and White Creeper

"Black and White Creeper or Mniotilta varia. Black; edges of feathers of upper parts, coronal, superciliary,…

The head, foot, and tail-feather of the Brown Creeper.

Brown Creeper

The head, foot, and tail-feather of the Brown Creeper.

The Brown Creeper (Mohoua novaeseelandiae), also known by its Māori name, Pipipi, is a small passerine bird endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. They are specialist insectivores, gleaning insects from branches and leaves. They have strong legs and toes for hanging upside down while feeding.

Brown Creeper

The Brown Creeper (Mohoua novaeseelandiae), also known by its Māori name, Pipipi, is a small…

"Creepers are a family of birds which strongly resemble the woodpeckers in their habit of creeping on the stems of trees with the aid of the strong quills which project from the tail-feathers, and of securing their insect food by an exsertile tongue."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Common Creeper

"Creepers are a family of birds which strongly resemble the woodpeckers in their habit of creeping on…

A small, quick moving bird which feeds on insects.

Common European creeper

A small, quick moving bird which feeds on insects.

"Certhiola flaveola. Honey Creeper. Dark brown above; long superciliary line and under parts dull white; breast, edging of wing, and rump, bright yellow; wings dusky, with a white spot at base of primaries, and whitish edging of the quills; tail dusky, tipped with white; bill and feet black; eyes blue." Elliot Coues, 1884

Honey Creeper

"Certhiola flaveola. Honey Creeper. Dark brown above; long superciliary line and under parts dull white;…

A small passerine bird.

Indian Creeper

A small passerine bird.

A bird with a very acute curved bill finely serrate along a part of the cutting edges, and the toungebifid, whence the name.

Pectoral Honey Creeper

A bird with a very acute curved bill finely serrate along a part of the cutting edges, and the toungebifid,…

A tree creeper bird perched on a branch.

Tree Creeper

A tree creeper bird perched on a branch.

"Certhia familiaris, the Tree Creeper, the coloration of both sexes is brown, black, rufous, buff, grey, and white." A. H. Evans, 1900

Tree Creeper

"Certhia familiaris, the Tree Creeper, the coloration of both sexes is brown, black, rufous, buff, grey,…

A genus of birds. So called from the hair-like filaments with which some of the feathers end.

Criniger

A genus of birds. So called from the hair-like filaments with which some of the feathers end.

A bird that picks out decaying meat from crocodile's teeth.

Crocodile Bird

A bird that picks out decaying meat from crocodile's teeth.

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique bill structure helps them to rip the cones apart.

Crossbill

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique…

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique bill structure helps them to rip the cones apart.

Crossbill

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique…

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique bill structure helps them to rip the cones apart.

Crossbill

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique…

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique bill structure helps them to rip the cones apart.

Crossbill

Known for their distinct crossed bill, these birds eat seed from mature conifer cones. Their unique…

A crossbill.

Crossbill

A crossbill.

"Loxai curvirostra. American Red Crossbill. Red; wings and tail blackish, without white markings. Middle of back darker, more brownish-red than elsewhere, the feathers with dusky centres. In the highest feather, even, the red is scarcely continuous except on head and rump, where brightest; lower belly and crissum usually gray or pale. Though the shade of red is never rosy or carmine as in the last, it varies interminably. It is usually tilered or cinnabar, heightening in some cases to vermilion, in others shading to brownish-red, and often mixed not only with gray, but with olivaceous or saffron-yellowish tints. Orange, chrome or gamboge are sometimes seen." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Red Crossbill

"Loxai curvirostra. American Red Crossbill. Red; wings and tail blackish, without white markings. Middle…

A bird in which each mandible of the bill is laterally deflected, so the tips of the two mandibles cross each other when the beak is closed.

Red Crossbill

A bird in which each mandible of the bill is laterally deflected, so the tips of the two mandibles cross…

"Loxia leucoptera. White-winged Crossbill. Rosy-red, sometimes carmined or even crimsoned, obscured on middle of back, paling on lower belly and crissum, latter whitish with dusky centres of the feathers. Scapulars black, this color sometimes meeting across lower back. Wing- and tail-feathers black, with white, forming two cross-bars, sometimes confluent in one large patch. Rather larger than the next, the bill thinner and more attenuate." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-winged Crossbill

"Loxia leucoptera. White-winged Crossbill. Rosy-red, sometimes carmined or even crimsoned, obscured…

"They are sometimes found near orchards, feeding on the kernels of apples, which their bills readily cut."

Crossbills

"They are sometimes found near orchards, feeding on the kernels of apples, which their bills readily…

A crow flying.

Crow

A crow flying.

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-sized jackdaws (Eurasian and Daurian) to the Common Raven of the Holarctic region and Thick-billed Raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 40 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii). In the United States, the word "crow" is used to refer to the American Crow.

Crow

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging…

"Gymnocitta cyanocephala. Blue Crow. Male: Dull blue, very variable in intensity, nearly uniform, but brightest on head, fading on belly; the throat with whitish streaks; wings dusky on the inner webs. Bill and feet black. Iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Blue Crow

"Gymnocitta cyanocephala. Blue Crow. Male: Dull blue, very variable in intensity, nearly uniform, but…

A large crow.

Carrion Crow

A large crow.

The carrion-crow of Europe has been known to feed on decaying flesh, as well as young birds, shellfish, lands and other small quadrupeds, grains, potatoes, and green walnuts.

Carrion-Crow of Europe

The carrion-crow of Europe has been known to feed on decaying flesh, as well as young birds, shellfish,…

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

Hooded Crow of Europe

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

The nutcracker has a straight bill for penetrating under the bark of trees in search of insects, (Figuier, 1869).

Nut-cracker Crow

The nutcracker has a straight bill for penetrating under the bark of trees in search of insects, (Figuier,…

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Crow-blackbird

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in number.

Rusty Crow-Blackbird

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in…

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-sized jackdaws (Eurasian and Daurian) to the Common Raven of the Holarctic region and Thick-billed Raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 40 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii).

Crows

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging…

The tinamous as a genus of birds: so called from the extreme shortness of the tail, the rectrices or which are in some species hidden by the coverts.

Crypturus

The tinamous as a genus of birds: so called from the extreme shortness of the tail, the rectrices or…

Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the tail rather long and rounded.(Figuier, 1869).

Cuckoo

Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the…

The cuckoo is a member of the Cuculidae family. They have slender bodies, with long tails and downturned beaks.

Cuckoo

The cuckoo is a member of the Cuculidae family. They have slender bodies, with long tails and downturned…

A cockoo bird perched on a branch.

Cuckoo

A cockoo bird perched on a branch.