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

The head of a golden bald eagle.

Golden Eagle Head

The head of a golden bald eagle.

Genus <em>Harpyia</em>, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of black feathers on the back of its head, which are raised when the eagle is excited. It is found in Mexico and northern parts of South America.

Harpy Eagle

Genus Harpyia, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of…

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

Imperial 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).

Imperial Eagle

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

The Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), is Africa's largest eagle and is the only member of the genus Polemaetus. t is a very large eagle, with a length of 76-90 cm (30-36 in), an average weight of 5.2 kg (11.6 lbs) and a wingspan of 190-260 cm (6.25-8.5 ft). The adult's plumage has dark brown upperparts, head and upper chest. The body underparts are white streaked with black. The underwing coverts are brown, with pale flight feathers, also streaked with black. The female is usually larger and more streaked than the male. The immature is paler above and has white underparts. It reaches adult plumage in its seventh year.

Martial Eagle

The Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), is Africa's largest eagle and is the only member of the genus…

Also known as the common eagle of Europe, (<em>A. fulvus</em>) these large eagles nest on the inaccessable rocky shelves of steep mountains.

Royal Eagle

Also known as the common eagle of Europe, (A. fulvus) these large eagles nest on the inaccessable…

"Eagle is a name given to many birds of prey in the family Falconid&aelig;. The golden eagle, the white-headed eagle, and the sea eagles are characteristic examples. The white-tailed or sea eagles are absent only in South America."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sea Eagle

"Eagle is a name given to many birds of prey in the family Falconidæ. The golden eagle, the white-headed…

A sea eagle (also called erne or ern) is any of a group of birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.

Sea Eagle

A sea eagle (also called erne or ern) is any of a group of birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus in…

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of pray in the Accipitridae family of hawks and eagles.

Steller's Sea Eagle

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of pray in the Accipitridae family of…

"A name often given to various species of Heron, particularly those which, at least during the breeding season, have the feathers on the lower part of the back lengthened and their barbs loose, so that this part of the plumage is very soft and flowing." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Egret

"A name often given to various species of Heron, particularly those which, at least during the breeding…

"Herodias. Great Egret Heron. Character of Ardea proper, excepting in plumage; color white; no crest; a long depending train of still-shafted loose-webbed scapular feathers in the breeding season. Size large, only exceeded by the species of Ardea." Elliot Coues, 1884

European Great White Egret

"Herodias. Great Egret Heron. Character of Ardea proper, excepting in plumage; color white; no crest;…

"Garzetta. Small Egret Herons. Color white; and occipital crest, and short recurved train of stiff-shafted loose-webbed feathers in the breeding season; lower neck-feathers lengthened, depending.

European Little White Egret

"Garzetta. Small Egret Herons. Color white; and occipital crest, and short recurved train of stiff-shafted…

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) is a large wading bird of the Ardeidae family of herons.

Great Egret

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) is a large wading bird of the Ardeidae family of herons.

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron in the Ardeidae family. It was also known as the synonym Garzetta candidissima or Snowy Heron.

Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron in the Ardeidae family. It was also known as…

The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called K&#333;tuku in New Zealand.

White Egret

The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, or Common Egret, is a wading egret,…

An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word "egret" comes from the French word "aigrette", referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret's back during the breeding season.

Egrets

An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine…

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. The eider's nest is built close to the sea and is lined with the celebrated eiderdown, plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining has long been harvested for filling pillows and quilts, but in more recent years has been largely replaced by down from domestic farm-geese and synthetic alternatives.

Eider Duck

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed…

"Somateria mollissima. European Eider Duck. Bill with lateral frontal process extending on each side of the forehead, between the short pointed extension of the feathers on the culmen and the much greater extension of those on the sides of the bill, which reach to below the nostril, about opposite those on the chin. The general upper outline of the bill nearly straight, and the frontal processes narrow, acute, and nearly parallel. Adult male: Plumage almost entirely black and white. Top of head glossy blue-black, including eyes, and forking behind to receive the white of the hind-head. Occiput more or less washed with sea-green. Neck all around, fore breast, most of the back, most of the wing-coverts above and below, the curly tertials, and sides of rump, white, on the breast tinged with pale creamy-brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Eider Ducks

"Somateria mollissima. European Eider Duck. Bill with lateral frontal process extending on each side…

"Somateria fischeri. Spectacled Eider. Bill (in both sexes) peculiar in the extension upon it of dense velvety feathers which reach to a point on the culmen beyond the nostrils, thence sweeping past the nostrils obliquely downward and backward to the commissure, the nostrils opening just beneath the line of feathers. Feathers of chin extending in a point nearly as far as those on culmen. A peculiarly dense and puffy patch of velvety feathers about the eye, suggesting spectacles; frontal feathers erect, pious, in the male somewhat stiffened; occipital feathers lengthened into a crest; these characters of the head-feathering best marked in the male, but indicated also in the female. Nail of bill distinct. Adult male: General color grayish-black, the neck and most of the back white; lesser and median wing-coverts, the curved tertials, the lining of the wings and axillars, white; flanks white. On the head, the white of the neck gives way to rich sea-green, especially on the occipital crest; the frontal feathers are also tinged with greenish; but the 'spectacles' are pure silvery white, framed in black. Bill, in the dried state, dingy yellowish; feet the same, with dusky webs." Elliot Coues, 1884

Spectacled Eider

"Somateria fischeri. Spectacled Eider. Bill (in both sexes) peculiar in the extension upon it of dense…

An Emeu "Dromaeus novae-hollandiae, of the interior Eastern Australia, which extended in times past to Tasmania and the islands in Bass's Straits, is blackish grey, with black tips to the plumage." - A. H. Evans, 1900

Emeu

An Emeu "Dromaeus novae-hollandiae, of the interior Eastern Australia, which extended in times past…

The Emu, a native of Australia, is nearly as large as the Ostrich, but has shorter legs and neck and a thicker body. The wings are rudimentary and hidden beneath feathers of the body. It cannot fly but runs quickly.

Emu

The Emu, a native of Australia, is nearly as large as the Ostrich, but has shorter legs and neck and…

The Emu, a native of Australia, is nearly as large as the Ostrich, but has shorter legs and neck and a thicker body. The wings are rudimentary and hidden beneath feathers of the body. It cannot fly but runs quickly.

Emu

The Emu, a native of Australia, is nearly as large as the Ostrich, but has shorter legs and neck and…

An emu, an ostrich-like species native to Australia.

Emu

An emu, an ostrich-like species native to Australia.

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large bird of Australia in the Casuariidae family of cassowaries and emus.

Emu

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large bird of Australia in the Casuariidae family of cassowaries…

Little is known of this bird. Side-feathers develop in elegant panicles, while their plumage is brilliant with diaphanous metallic reflections (Figuier, 1869).

Epimachus

Little is known of this bird. Side-feathers develop in elegant panicles, while their plumage is brilliant…

"The Erne is one of the 'bare-legged' eagles. The genus includes some seven species, represented apparently in all parts of the world except South America. A notable species is the white-headed or bald eagle, the emblem of the United States. This erne is common in North America, both by the coasts and by inland lakes, and also occurs in Northern Europe. The general color is brown, but the head and neck of the adults are milky-white, and the same is true of the rounded tail."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Erne

"The Erne is one of the 'bare-legged' eagles. The genus includes some seven species, represented apparently…

This small bird is native to Java, Sumatra, and New Guinea. It is noted for its large bill.

Java Eurylame

This small bird is native to Java, Sumatra, and New Guinea. It is noted for its large bill.

The Gadwall (Chaulelasmus streperus) is a widely distributed duck, appearing throughout Europe and N. America, as well as in Asia and the north of Africa. It is a freshwater species, remarkable for the great development of the comb-like 'teeth' at the margin of the bill. It is 19-20 inches long, generally grayish, finely mottled, with chestnut wing coverts. The underside of the wing pure white, while the speculum of the drake is blue.

Gadwall Duck

The Gadwall (Chaulelasmus streperus) is a widely distributed duck, appearing throughout Europe and N.…

"Narrow channels, firths and bays are its favorite resorts. There it floats, the body deeply submerged in the water."

Great Northern Diver (Colymbus Glacialis)

"Narrow channels, firths and bays are its favorite resorts. There it floats, the body deeply submerged…