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

A freshwater duck.

Gray Duck

A freshwater duck.

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying waters of cascades; common in North America; rare in Europe." — Goodrich, 1859

Harlequin Duck

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying…

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the eider in its habits. It os sometimes called the king eider because of this.

King Duck

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the…

"Camptolaemus labradorius. Labrador Duck. Pied Duck. Adult male: Bill black with orange at base and along edges, and grayish-blue along the ridge; iris reddish-brown; feet grayish-blue, with dusky webs and claws. Head and upper neck white, with a longitudinal black stripe on the crown and nape. Neck below ringed with black continuous with that of upper parts, then half-collared with white continuous with that of scapulars. Below, from this white, entirely black, excepting white axillars and lining of wings. Above, black, except as said; the wing-coverts and secondaries white, some of the latter margined with black; some of the long scapulars pearly-gray; primaries and their coverts and tail-feathers brownish-black. Female: Bill, eyes, and tail-feathers brownish-black. Bill, eyes, and feet as in male; several secondaries white, forming a speculum, but no white on wing-coverts or scapulars; axillars and lining of wings mostly white; inner secondaries edged with black; general color dappled brownish-gray, paler and more ashy or plumbeous on wing-coverts and inner secondaries." Elliot Coues, 1884

Labrador Duck

"Camptolaemus labradorius. Labrador Duck. Pied Duck. Adult male: Bill black with orange at base and…

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its characteristically long tail-feathers. It is common in both Europe and the United States.

Long-Tailed Duck

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its…

The a pair of mallard ducks.

Mallard Duck

The a pair of mallard ducks.

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May

Mallard Duck

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling…

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits Europe and North America.

Mallard Ducks

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits…

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and Japan.

Mandarin Duck

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and…

he Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill

Mandarin Duck

he Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related…

Biziura lobata, (Musk Duck) of Tasmania and Australia -except the north-is brown with buff mottlings, the bill and its leathery appendage being greenish-black and the feet dusky. The smaller female has less chin lobe." A. H. Evans

Two Musk Ducks Swimming between the Tall Grass in a Lake

Biziura lobata, (Musk Duck) of Tasmania and Australia -except the north-is brown with buff mottlings,…

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found in Europe and America.

Pintail Duck

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found…

"The Pintail Duck has the upper parts and flanks ash, with narrow stripes of black; under parts white; head umber-brown; tail pointed. It inhabits the N. of America and Europe."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pintail Duck

"The Pintail Duck has the upper parts and flanks ash, with narrow stripes of black; under parts white;…

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe and Asia.

Red-Crested Whistling Duck

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe…

The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans.

Ruddy Duck

The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese,…

"The scaup (<em>Fuliguia mariula</em>) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe. Its food consists of marine animals and plants."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Scaup Duck

"The scaup (Fuliguia mariula) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe.…

The common name of a class of ducks, usually regarded a connecting link between geese and ducks. They are native to Eurasia, Australia, and Africa.

Sheldrake Duck

The common name of a class of ducks, usually regarded a connecting link between geese and ducks. They…

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is resident throughout the year in Canada, and is abundant in the east of Scotland."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sheldrake Duck

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is…

The sheldrake, or common merganser.

Sheldrake Duck

The sheldrake, or common merganser.

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make its nest in abandoned rabbit burrows.

Common Sheldrake Duck

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make…

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length about 20 inches; bill much widened on each side near tip, somewhat resembling that of the spoonbill; head and upper part of neck in adult male rich green, lower part white, back brown, breast and abdomen chestnut brown."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Shoveler Duck

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length…

"Oidemia perspicillata. Surf Duck. Sea Coot. Adult male: Bill as above, singularly variegated in color, mostly white in pinkish, and orange, with a great round or squarish black spot on side near base; iris pale yellow; feet orange, with dusky webs. Plumage glossy black, duller below; no white on wings, but a triangular white patch on forehead, pointing forward, reaching to or beyond opposite eye, and another on nape, pointing downward. Young male resembles female, before the bill acquires distinctive shape and color. Female blackish, not tumid, feathers of culmen restricted, not reaching opposite nostrils; feet dark, tinged with reddish, the webs blackish. Plumage sooty-brown, below silvery-gray; side of head with much whitish, chiefly in two patches, loral and auricular; no frontal or nuchal white." Elliot Coues, 1884

Surf Duck

"Oidemia perspicillata. Surf Duck. Sea Coot. Adult male: Bill as above, singularly variegated in color,…

"Oidemia perspicillata trowbridgii. Trowbridge's Surf Duck, With the bill longer, exceeding the head, and o slightly different shape; feathers falling short of nostrils; gape 2.75; white frontal patch small, its posterior border anterior to a line between eyes, instead of reaching or passing beyond this." Elliot Coues, 1884

Trowbridge's Surf Duck

"Oidemia perspicillata trowbridgii. Trowbridge's Surf Duck, With the bill longer, exceeding the head,…

"Anus boscas. Mallard. Wild or Domestic Duck. Green-head. Bill greenish-yellow. Feet orange-red. Iris brown. Head and upper neck glossy-green, succeeded by a white ring. Breast purplish-chestnut. Lower back, rump, and tail-coverts glossy-black. Tail-feathers mostly whitish. Under parts from the breast, and scapulars, silvery-gray, finely undulated with dusky; crissum black. Speculum violet, purplish and greenish, framed in black and white tips of the greater coverts, and black terminal border. Feet and wings in the male, Bill blackish, blotched with orange, especially at base, tip and along edges. Entire body-colors with dusky-brown and tawny-brown; the tone paler and in finer pattern on the head, neck, and under parts than on the back." Elliot Coues, 1884

Wild Duck

"Anus boscas. Mallard. Wild or Domestic Duck. Green-head. Bill greenish-yellow. Feet orange-red. Iris…

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

Wood Duck

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

The wood duck.

Wood Duck

The wood duck.

"Aix sponsa. Wood Duck. Summer Duck. "The Bride." Adult Male: Bill pinkish-white, with lake-red base, black ridge, tip, and under mandible; iris and edges of eyelids red; feet orange, with black claws. Upper part of the head, including crest, glistening green and purple; a narrow white line over eye from bill to occiput, and another behind eye to nape, these white lines mixing in the crest. A broad white patch on the throat, forking behind, one branch mounting head behind eye, the other passing to side of neck. Sides and front of lower neck and fore breast rich purplish-chestnut, prettily marked with several chain of angular white spots. A large white black-edged crescent of enlarged feathers in front of the wing. Under parts pure white, the sides yellowish-gray vermiculated with black and white wavy bars; the enlarged flank-feathers broadly rayed with black and white; the lining of the wings white barred with grayish-brown, of which color is the crissum. Upper parts generally lustrous with bronzy-green and purple; scapulars and inner secondaries velvet-black, glassed with purple and green; a green speculum, succeeded by white tips of the secondaries; primaries frosted on outer webs near end. Adult female: Little or no crest, but lengthened feathers on nape; no enlargement or special colorings of feathers about the wings. Bill dusky: feet yellowish-dusky. Head and neck gray, darker on crown, the chin and parts about bill and eyes white. Fore neck, breast and sides of body yellowish-brown, mottled with dark gray, the breast spotted with brown, the belly white. Upper parts dark brown with considerable gloss; wings as in the male, but the velvety-black reduced." Elliot Coues, 1884

Wood Duck

"Aix sponsa. Wood Duck. Summer Duck. "The Bride." Adult Male: Bill pinkish-white, with lake-red base,…

Ducklings looking at a frog

Ducklings

Ducklings looking at a frog

Ducks swimming in the water.

Ducks

Ducks swimming in the water.

The eider duck is found throughout the northern regions of Europe and North America. The female lines the nest with down from her breast, which is collected by intrepid hunters.

Eider Ducks

The eider duck is found throughout the northern regions of Europe and North America. The female lines…

A black and white duck.

Labrador Ducks

A black and white duck.

"Dafila acuta. Pin-tail Duck. Sprig-tail. Bill black, with grayish-blue edge of upper mandible; feet grayish-blue; claws black; iris brown. Head and neck above rich dark brown, glossed with green and purple; side of neck with a long white stripe running up from the white under parts; back of neck with a black stripe passing below into the gray color of the back; the lower fore-neck, breast, and under parts usually, white, the sides finely waved with black, the crissum black, white-bordered. Fore back finely waved with narrow bars of black and white or whitish; the scapulars and long tertiaries firmly striped lengthwise with velvety-black and silvery-gray. Lesser wing-coverts plain gray; greater tipped with reddish-buff, framing the speculum anteriorly; this is of coppery-or purplish-violet iridescence, framed posteriorly with black sub-tips and white tips of the secondaries, internally with silvery and black stripes. Tail-feathers gray, the long central ones blackish; sides and roots of tail varied with blackish and buff. It is thus a very handsome duck in full plumage, aside from the trim and clipper-like build." Elliot Coues, 1884

Pin-tail Ducks

"Dafila acuta. Pin-tail Duck. Sprig-tail. Bill black, with grayish-blue edge of upper mandible; feet…

Seven ducks swimming

Seven Ducks

Seven ducks swimming

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

Summer Ducks

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

Two wild ducks in grass by a pond.

Wild Ducks

Two wild ducks in grass by a pond.

Also known as the purre, stint, ox-bird, and the sea-snipe, the dunlin is found throughout Europe and North America.

Dunlin

Also known as the purre, stint, ox-bird, and the sea-snipe, the dunlin is found throughout Europe and…

The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wading bird in the Scolopacidae family of waders.

Dunlin

The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wading bird in the Scolopacidae family of waders.

Eagle facing left

Eagle

Eagle facing left

Eagles are large predatory birds of the falcon family.

Eagle

Eagles are large predatory birds of the falcon family.

An eagle landing with its wings outstretched.

Eagle

An eagle landing with its wings outstretched.

The head of the Golden Eagle.

Eagle Head

The head of the Golden Eagle.

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

Eagle with Prey

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

The American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical eagle, often simply called the Harpy Eagle. It is the only member of the genus Harpia. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas, usually inhabiting tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer. Its name references the harpies from Ancient Greek mythology. These were wind spirits that took the dead to Hades, and were said to have a body like an eagle and the face of a human.

American Harpy Eagle

The American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical eagle, often simply called the Harpy Eagle.…

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable size,(Figuier, 1869).

American Sea Eagle

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable…

Bald (or white-headed) eagle, <em>H. leucocephalus</em>, common along sea-coasts, lakes, and rivers.

Bald Eagle

Bald (or white-headed) eagle, H. leucocephalus, common along sea-coasts, lakes, and rivers.

A young bald eagle.

Bald Eagle

A young bald eagle.

"Its flight is as powerful as that of the golden eagle, and its adroitness and strength are even greater. This eagle is the chosen emblem of the United States."

Bald or White-headed Eagle (Haliaetus Leucocephalus)

"Its flight is as powerful as that of the golden eagle, and its adroitness and strength are even greater.…

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable…

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the United States of America.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the…

"Haliaetus leucocephalus. White-headed Sea Eagle. "Bald Eagle." "Bird of Washington". Adult: Dark brown; quills black; head and tail white; bill, eyes, and feet yellow. Three years are required for the perfection of the white head tail of the "bald" eagle. The first year, the young are "black" eagle; very dark colored, with fleecy white bases of the feathers showing here and there; bill black; iris brown feet yellow. The next year, they are "gray" eagles, and usually larger than the old birds, the largest known specimens being of this kind." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bald Eagle

"Haliaetus leucocephalus. White-headed Sea Eagle. "Bald Eagle." "Bird of Washington". Adult: Dark brown;…

The head of a bald eagle. The distictive white plumage of this area earned it its nickname.

Head of a Bald Eagle

The head of a bald eagle. The distictive white plumage of this area earned it its nickname.

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

Brazilian Eagle Head

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

The caracara eagle, genus <em>Caracara</em> found in Cental and South America, as well as portions of the Southern and Southwestern United States. It is omnivorous, but prefers small reptiles.

Caracara Eagle

The caracara eagle, genus Caracara found in Cental and South America, as well as portions of…

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. It has a wingspan averaging over 2 m (7 ft) and up to 1 m (3 ft) in body length.

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.…

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family of hawks, eagles, and kites.

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family of hawks, eagles,…

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable size, (Figuier, 1869).

Golden Eagle

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable…

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable size, (Figuier, 1869).

Golden Eagle

The Eagle is endowed with immense muscular vigor, and is therefore, able to carry off prey of considerable…

A golden eagle perched upon a branch.

Golden Eagle

A golden eagle perched upon a branch.

A golden eagle carrying off a rabbit.

Golden Eagle

A golden eagle carrying off a rabbit.

The Golden Eagle, chief of the Falcon family, has its home in the mountainous districts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle, chief of the Falcon family, has its home in the mountainous districts of Europe, Asia,…