149 illustrations of birds including: dacelo, dickcissel, dipper, diver, dodo, domicella, dotterel, dove, dovekie, drongo, duck, dunlin, eagle, egret, emu, epimachus, and erne

The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

Bill of Gadwall

The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

"It is only requisite to exhibit the outward signs of bacchanalian excitement, and the birds will be filled with a sense of false security, so that you may approach within a few yards of them."

Common Dotterel

"It is only requisite to exhibit the outward signs of bacchanalian excitement, and the birds will be…

The black-banded dacelo, found around the Cape of Good Hope. They are known for feeding on earthworms, larvae, and insects, instead of fish.

Black-Banded Dacelo

The black-banded dacelo, found around the Cape of Good Hope. They are known for feeding on earthworms,…

"In all its movements this neck is a counterpart of the reptile, and imitates its undulations; therefore in the United States it has received the name of the Serpent-bird."

Darter

"In all its movements this neck is a counterpart of the reptile, and imitates its undulations; therefore…

"The Indian Darter (Plotus melangaster) or snake-bird of tropical and subtropical America, ranging northwards to West Mexico and South Carolina, is glossy greenish-black with beautiful silvery-grey marking on the scapulars and wing coverts, a broad brown tip to the tail, which becomes white terminally, and long whitish hair-like feathers on the sides of the occiput and neck merging into a black mane on the nape." A. H. Evans, 1900

Indian Darter

"The Indian Darter (Plotus melangaster) or snake-bird of tropical and subtropical America, ranging northwards…

The dickcissel, spiza americana.

Dickcissel

The dickcissel, spiza americana.

"Cinclus aquaticus, Dippers, the colour above is normally greyish-black or brown; the lower parts are similar or white, commonly with a black belly, while a chestnut band crosses the breast in the British. The sexes are alike, but the young are spotted. Both plumage and down are close and nearly impervious to water." A. H. Evans, 1900

Dipper

"Cinclus aquaticus, Dippers, the colour above is normally greyish-black or brown; the lower parts are…

A bird that spends most of its time in the water. It has a thick body; very short tail of 12 rectrices and short rounded wings consisting of 10 primaries.

American Dipper

A bird that spends most of its time in the water. It has a thick body; very short tail of 12 rectrices…

"Adult, in summer: Slaty-plumbeous, paler below, inclining on the head to sooty-brown. Quills and tail-feathers fuscous. Eyelids usually white. Bill black; feet yellowish." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Dipper

"Adult, in summer: Slaty-plumbeous, paler below, inclining on the head to sooty-brown. Quills and tail-feathers…

The black dipper, also known as the European water-ousel, feeds on small shellfish and insects.

Black Dipper

The black dipper, also known as the European water-ousel, feeds on small shellfish and insects.

"Bill shorter that head, slender and compressed throughout, higher that broad at the nostrils, about straight, but seeming to be slightly recurved, owing to a sort of upward tilting of the superior mandible; culmen, notched near the end; gonys convex. Nostrils linear, opening beneath a large scale partly covered with feathers. No rictal vibrissae, nor any trace of bristles or bristle-tipped feathers about the nostrils. Plumage soft, lustreless, remarkably full and compact, water-proof. Body stout, thick set. Habits aquatic." Elliot Coues, 1884

European Dipper

"Bill shorter that head, slender and compressed throughout, higher that broad at the nostrils, about…

An Aquatic bird found in many parts of North America and northern Europe.

Diver

An Aquatic bird found in many parts of North America and northern Europe.

The great northern diver or common loon is a large member of the family, Gaviidae.

Great Northern Diver

The great northern diver or common loon is a large member of the family, Gaviidae.

The Great Northern Diver, known in North America as the Common Loon (Gavia immer), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family. Adults can range from 61-100 cm (24-40 inches) in length with a 122-152 cm (4-5-foot) wingspan, slightly smaller than the similar White-billed Diver or "Yellow-billed Loon". The weight can vary from 1.6 to 8 kg (3.6 to 17.6 lbs). On average a Common Loon is about 81 cm (32 inches) long, has a wingspan of 136 cm (54 inches), and weighs about 4.1 kg (9 lbs).

Great Northern Diver

The Great Northern Diver, known in North America as the Common Loon (Gavia immer), is a large member…

The Great Northern Diver, Colymbus glacialis, "...is black above, with belts of white spots making a "chess-board" pattern; the lower surface is white, and the throat is crossed by two bands of white with longitudinal black bars, while the head and neck are black with a purplish gloss, changing to green below." "...the bill is normally black, and the feet are bluish or greenish grey." "The Great Northern Diver, has a much more restricted range, breeding in Iceland, Greenland, and the Fur Countries as far west as the Great Slave Lake..." - A. H. Evans, 1900

Great Northern Diver

The Great Northern Diver, Colymbus glacialis, "...is black above, with belts of white spots making a…

"The red-throated diver, twenty-four inches long, is common to Europe and America. This is called <em>scape-grace</em> on our coast" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Red-throated diver

"The red-throated diver, twenty-four inches long, is common to Europe and America. This is called scape-grace

Mauritius was the home of the now extinct dodo bird. The last bird was killed in 1681.

Dodo

Mauritius was the home of the now extinct dodo bird. The last bird was killed in 1681.

Mauritius was the home of the now extinct dodo bird. The last bird was killed in 1681.

Dodo

Mauritius was the home of the now extinct dodo bird. The last bird was killed in 1681.

The dodo, once a native of Mauritius. It was hunted to extinction by European sailors.

Dodo

The dodo, once a native of Mauritius. It was hunted to extinction by European sailors.

A dodo bird.

Dodo

A dodo bird.

The Dodo, indigenous to Mauritius, should be placed in the first rank of extinct birds. "It was observed by Vasco de Gama, who visited this island in 1497. At the end of the seventeenth century some of them still existed."

The Dodo

The Dodo, indigenous to Mauritius, should be placed in the first rank of extinct birds. "It was observed…

"The Dodo, ...was an immense Pigeon-like bird bigger than a Turkey, with an aborted keel to the sternum and the wings also aborted. The coracoid and scapula met at an obtuse angle, as in many other flightless species. The huge blackish bill terminated in a large horny hook, the cheeks were partly bare, the short yellow legs were stout, scaly, and feathered on the upper portion; the plumage was dark ash- coloured, with whitish breast and tail, yellowish-white wings, and black tips to their coverts. The short rectrices formed a curled tuft, and the first four primaries were directed backwards." A. H. Evans, 1900

Dodo

"The Dodo, ...was an immense Pigeon-like bird bigger than a Turkey, with an aborted keel to the sternum…

The specific name of a lory of the Moluccas.

Domicella

The specific name of a lory of the Moluccas.

It breeds in high latitudes and performs extensive migrations twice a year, appearing in temperate regions in April and May, and again in September and October. About 10 inches long, and weighs 4 or 5 ounces.

Dotterel

It breeds in high latitudes and performs extensive migrations twice a year, appearing in temperate regions…

It has a long slender bill only about two inches long. It is abundant during its migrations, and is much sought as a game bird.

Dough Bird

It has a long slender bill only about two inches long. It is abundant during its migrations, and is…

A dove, flying.

Dove

A dove, flying.

"Pyx in the form of a Dove." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dove

"Pyx in the form of a Dove." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

An illustration of a blue rock-dove.

Blue rock-dove

An illustration of a blue rock-dove.

"Starnaenas cyanocephala. Blue-headed Quail Dove. Crown rich blue bounded by black; a white stripe under the eye, meeting its fellow on the chin; throat black, bordered with white. General color olivaceous-chocolate above, purplish-red below, lighter centrally." Elliot Coues, 1884

Blue-headed Quail Dove

"Starnaenas cyanocephala. Blue-headed Quail Dove. Crown rich blue bounded by black; a white stripe under…

A carolina dove perched on a small branch.

Carolina Dove

A carolina dove perched on a small branch.

"Zenaidura carolinensis. Carolina Dove. Mourning Dove. Wild Dove. Upper parts, including middle tail-feathers, grayish-blue shaded with brownish-olive, the head and neck ochrey-brown overlaid with glaucous-blue, the sides of the neck glittering with golden and ruby iridescence; a violet-black spot under the ear-coverts. Under parts glaucous-purplish, changing gradually to ochraceous on the belly and crissum, to bluish on the sides and under the wings, to whitish on the chin; the purplish tint spreading up on the sides and front of the head to blend with the glaucous-blue. Black spots on some of the scapulars and wing-coverts, most of which are colored to correspond with the back, the larger ones being rather bluish-plumbeous. Lateral tail-feathers plumbeous-bluish, crossed with a black bar, the outer four on each side broadly ended with white. Bill black; angle of mouth carmine; iris brown; bare skin around eye livid bluish; feet lake-red, drying dull yellowish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Carolina Dove

"Zenaidura carolinensis. Carolina Dove. Mourning Dove. Wild Dove. Upper parts, including middle tail-feathers,…

Columba palumbus. European Ring Dove. Wood Pigeon. Plumage is gray with a pinkish-purplish breast and white on wing and neck.

European Ring Dove

Columba palumbus. European Ring Dove. Wood Pigeon. Plumage is gray with a pinkish-purplish breast and…

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

Common Ground Dove

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

The mourning dove, Zenaidura macroura.

Mourning Dove

The mourning dove, Zenaidura macroura.

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves. It was also known as the Veraguan Partridge-dove.

Olive-Backed Quail-Dove

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and…

The ring-dove, of the order <em>Columb&aelig;</em>, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Ring Dove

The ring-dove, of the order Columbæ, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

Rock dove

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

A bird that breeds in the rocks.

Rock Dove

A bird that breeds in the rocks.

The scaly ground dove (Scardafella squamosa) is a species of New World doves in the Columbidae family.

Scaly Ground Dove

The scaly ground dove (Scardafella squamosa) is a species of New World doves in the Columbidae family.

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

Stock dove

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean. It has also been introduced to Florida. Most populations of White-winged Doves are migratory, wintering in Mexico and Central America.

White-Winged Dove

The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western…

It is abundant in the northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans, congregating to breed in some places in countless numbers. Usually 8 to 9 inches inches tall.

Dovekie

It is abundant in the northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans, congregating to breed in some places in countless…

An illustration of two species of doves. On the left is a crested dove and on the right hand side is a common Australian bronze-winged dove.

Doves

An illustration of two species of doves. On the left is a crested dove and on the right hand side is…

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

Turtle doves

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

The tufted Drongo is a great destroyer of bees, (Figuier, 1969).

Drongo

The tufted Drongo is a great destroyer of bees, (Figuier, 1969).

A fly catching crow&mdashbird with long forked tails.

Drongo

A fly catching crow&mdashbird with long forked tails.

"Dissemurus paradiseus, the Drongo, both sexes are typically black, with metallic gloss of blue, purple, or green, though a few are greyer or browner, or have a little white below. The variable bill is usually large and more or less curved, with a hooked tip, a notched maxilla, and fairly strong rictal bristles. The bill and feet are black; eyes red, white, or brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Drongo

"Dissemurus paradiseus, the Drongo, both sexes are typically black, with metallic gloss of blue, purple,…

An African species of shrike, the crested drongo is known for feeding on bees.

Crested drongo

An African species of shrike, the crested drongo is known for feeding on bees.

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown and russet gray.

Duck

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown…

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

Duck

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

Duck

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

A well-known water fowl.

Duck

A well-known water fowl.

An illustration of a duck floating on water.

Duck

An illustration of a duck floating on water.

"Dafila. Pin-tail Ducks. Tail (in adult male) narrow, cuneate, when fully developed nearly as long as wing, the 2 central feathers long-exserted, linear-acute: in female and young the tail merely tapering, with acute feathers; tail-feathers 16, including the long middle pair. Bill shorter than head, longer than tarsus, nearly parallel sided, widening a little to the end, the nail small, the narrow nostrils high up in basal third of bill. Feathers of cheeks sweeping in strongly convex outline along side of upper mandible, beyond those on side of lower mandible. Wing acute, the 1st and 2d primaries subequal and longest, rest rapidly graduated. Neck unusually long and slender, and form less "stocky" than that of most ducks. Sexes and young very unlike in color, even to the wing-markings, as well as in shape of tail. Bill and feet dark. Under parts white or whitish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Pin-tail Duck Head

"Dafila. Pin-tail Ducks. Tail (in adult male) narrow, cuneate, when fully developed nearly as long as…

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek broad-bill.

American Scaup Duck

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek…

A duck with a bill longer than its head and curved downward. Its legs are long and fitted with bird like feet adapted for perching.

Australian Tree Duck

A duck with a bill longer than its head and curved downward. Its legs are long and fitted with bird…

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a sea duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans. It was also known as the synonym Rocky Mountain Garrot (Clangula islandica or barrovi).

Barrow's Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a sea duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans.…

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in length. It is also known as the spirit duck, little dipper, butter-box, and butter-ball.

Buffle-Headed Duck

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in…

The common elder (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck of the Anatidae family.

Elder Duck

The common elder (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck of the Anatidae family.

"Gadwall, a rather large fresh-water duck, common in the interior of the United States and breeding north of the latitude of Kentucky. It is a black and white duck, marked with brown, and is one of the favorite game birds." -Foster, 1921

Gadwall

"Gadwall, a rather large fresh-water duck, common in the interior of the United States and breeding…