263 illustrations of birds including: falcon, finch, flamingo, fly-catcher, fulmar, gadwall, gallinule, gannet, garganey, gnatcatcher, goat-sucker, goldfinch, goosander, goose, goshawk, grallatore, grebe, grosbeak, guan, guillemot, guinea fowl, guitguit, and gull

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.

"The Frigate pr Mana-of-War-Bird... is met throughout the tropical regions, breeds in Laysan and has strayed to Nova Scotia. It is blackish-brown with green and purple reflexions; the bill is bluish, the feet are black, the orbits, lores, and pouch-inflated in flight-scarlet." A. H. Evans, 1900

Frigate Bird

"The Frigate pr Mana-of-War-Bird... is met throughout the tropical regions, breeds in Laysan and has…

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…

Falcons are a group of birds of prey that vary in size from the falconet to the gyrefalcon. They can fly at 200 mph in order to catch their prey.

Falcon

Falcons are a group of birds of prey that vary in size from the falconet to the gyrefalcon. They can…

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

Falcon Attacking a Gazelle

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

"Falco mexicanus. American Lanner Falcon. Prairie Flacon. A medium-sized species, distinguished from any gyrfalcon by the smaller size, different feathering of the tarsus etc., from the duck hawk by the general much lighter color, which is dull brownish above instead of dark slate, etc. Adult: Upper parts brownish-drab, each feather with a paler border of brown, grayish, or whitish; the top of the head more uniform, the occiput and nape showing more whitish. Under parts white, everywhere excepting on the throat marked with firm spots of dark brown, most linear on the breast, then more broadly oval on the belly, enlarging and tending to merge into bars on the flanks, very sparse or obsolete on the crissum, on the maxiliary region forming a broad firm moustache; these marking corresponding with the ground color of the upper parts. Primaries ashy-brown, with narrow but firm pale edging of outer webs and ends, the inner webs regularly marked with white in form of barred indents or circumscribed spots, most numerous and regular on the outer primaries; the white tinged with fulvous, next to the shafts; the outer web of the first primary either plain, or with whitish indents as in F. lanarius; outer webs of secondaries more or less marked with fulvous; axillars plain dark brown; lining of wings otherwise white, spotted with dark brown. Tail pale brownish-gray, nearly uniform, but with white tip, and more or less distinct barring or indenting with whitish, especially on the lateral feathers, producing a pattern not unlike that of the primaries. Bill mostly dark bluish horn-color, but its base, and much of under mandible, yellow; feet yellow." Elliot Coues, 1884

Prairie Falcon Head

"Falco mexicanus. American Lanner Falcon. Prairie Flacon. A medium-sized species, distinguished from…

The head of a gerfalcon.

Gerfalcon Head

The head of a gerfalcon.

The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) is a predatory bird in the Falconidae family of falcons and caracaras. The synonym Falco gyrfalco was once used.

Gyrfalcon

The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) is a predatory bird in the Falconidae family of falcons and caracaras.…

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Hobby Falcon

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

A pair of Iceland falcons.

Iceland Falcon

A pair of Iceland falcons.

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Peregrine Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Head of a peregrine falcon.

Head of a Peregrine Falcon

Head of a peregrine falcon.

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

Hooded Peregrine Falcon

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

"The falcons, it may be said, realize the ideal of a bird of prey. They feed only on living animals, birds or small mammals. They always hunt on the wing."

Red-Necked Falcon, or Turumdi (Falco Chiquera)

"The falcons, it may be said, realize the ideal of a bird of prey. They feed only on living animals,…

An illustration of a saker falcon.

Saker falcon

An illustration of a saker falcon.

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Sultan Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Sultan Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

"The Falcon is a famous bird of prey. It is characterized by a bill curved from the base."

The Falcon

"The Falcon is a famous bird of prey. It is characterized by a bill curved from the base."

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

White Falcon

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

Native to Australia, the falconelle is approximately the size of a sparrow, and resembles the great titmouse of Europe.

Falconelle

Native to Australia, the falconelle is approximately the size of a sparrow, and resembles the great…

"Falcons. Bill furnished with a sharp tooth and notch near the end of the cutting edge of the upper mandible (sometimes two such teeth), and the end of under mandible truncated, with notch near the tip. Nostrils circular, high in the cere, with a prominent central tubercle. Inter-nasal septum extensively ossified. Palate with a median keel anteriorly. Superciliary shied prominent, in one large piece. Shoulder-joint strengthened by union of scapular process of the coracoid with the clavicle as in Micrastur, Herpetothers, and the Polyborinae alone of Flaconidae. Wings strong, long, and pointed, with rigid and usually straight and tapering flight-feathers; the tip formed by the 2d and 3d quills, supported nearly to their ends by the 1st and the 4th, both of which are longer then the 5th; only one or two outer primaries emarginate on inner webs near the end. Tail short and stiff, with more or less tapering rectrices. Feet strong, rather short, the tarsus of less length than the tibia, feathered more or less extensively, elsewhere irregularly reculate in small pattern varying with the genera or subgenera; never scutellate in single series before or behind. Middle toe very long; talons very short." Elliot Coues, 1884

Falcons

"Falcons. Bill furnished with a sharp tooth and notch near the end of the cutting edge of the upper…

"Falco mexicanus. American Lanner Falcon. Prairie Flacon. A medium-sized species, distinguished from any gyrfalcon by the smaller size, different feathering of the tarsus etc., from the duck hawk by the general much lighter color, which is dull brownish above instead of dark slate, etc. Adult: Upper parts brownish-drab, each feather with a paler border of brown, grayish, or whitish; the top of the head more uniform, the occiput and nape showing more whitish. Under parts white, everywhere excepting on the throat marked with firm spots of dark brown, most linear on the breast, then more broadly oval on the belly, enlarging and tending to merge into bars on the flanks, very sparse or obsolete on the crissum, on the maxiliary region forming a broad firm moustache; these marking corresponding with the ground color of the upper parts. Primaries ashy-brown, with narrow but firm pale edging of outer webs and ends, the inner webs regularly marked with white in form of barred indents or circumscribed spots, most numerous and regular on the outer primaries; the white tinged with fulvous, next to the shafts; the outer web of the first primary either plain, or with whitish indents as in F. lanarius; outer webs of secondaries more or less marked with fulvous; axillars plain dark brown; lining of wings otherwise white, spotted with dark brown. Tail pale brownish-gray, nearly uniform, but with white tip, and more or less distinct barring or indenting with whitish, especially on the lateral feathers, producing a pattern not unlike that of the primaries. Bill mostly dark bluish horn-color, but its base, and much of under mandible, yellow; feet yellow." Elliot Coues, 1884

Two Lanner Falcon

"Falco mexicanus. American Lanner Falcon. Prairie Flacon. A medium-sized species, distinguished from…

"Falco peregrinus. Peregrine Falcon. Duck Hawk. Great-footed Hawk. A medium-sized falcon, about as large as the foregoing, but known at a glance from any bird of N. Am. by the slaty-plumbeous or dark bluish-ash of the upper parts, the black "moustache," and other marks, taken with its particular size and shape. Wings stiff, long, thin, pointed by the 2d quill, supported nearly to its tip by 1st and 3d; 1st quill alone abruptly emarginate on inner web, this about 2 inches from its tip; none cut on outer webs. Tomium of upper mandible strongly toothed, of under mandible deeply notched. Tarsus feathered but a little way down in front, otherwise entirely reticulate; toes very long, giving great grasp to the talons. Adult: Above rich dark bluish-ash or slate-color, very variable, sometimes quite slaty-blackish, again much lighter bluish-slate; the tint pretty uniform, whatever it may be, over all the upper parts, but all the feathers with somewhat paler edges, and the larger ones for the most part obscurely barred with lighter and darker hues. Under parts at large varying from nearly pure white to a peculiar muddy buff color of different degrees of intensity; the throat and breast usually free from markings (or only with a few sharp shaft pencillings), and this white or light color mounting on the auriculars, so that it partly isolates a blackish moustache from the blackish of the side of the head; the under parts, except as said, and including the under wing- and tail-coverts closely and regularly barred, or less closely and more irregularly spotted, with blackish; the bars best pronounced on the flanks, tibiae, and crissum, other parts tending to spotting, which may extend forward to invade the breast (this is the rule in European birds, the exception, though not a rare one, in American birds). Tail and its upper coverts regularly and closely barred with blackish and ashy-gray, the interspacing best marked on the inner webs, and all the feathers narrowly tipped with white or whitish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Two Peregrine Falcons

"Falco peregrinus. Peregrine Falcon. Duck Hawk. Great-footed Hawk. A medium-sized falcon, about as large…

"Falco peregrinus. Peregrine Falcon. Duck Hawk. Great-footed Hawk. A medium-sized falcon, about as large as the foregoing, but known at a glance from any bird of N. Am. by the slaty-plumbeous or dark bluish-ash of the upper parts, the black "moustache," and other marks, taken with its particular size and shape. Wings stiff, long, thin, pointed by the 2d quill, supported nearly to its tip by 1st and 3d; 1st quill alone abruptly emarginate on inner web, this about 2 inches from its tip; none cut on outer webs. Tomium of upper mandible strongly toothed, of under mandible deeply notched. Tarsus feathered but a little way down in front, otherwise entirely reticulate; toes very long, giving great grasp to the talons. Adult: Above rich dark bluish-ash or slate-color, very variable, sometimes quite slaty-blackish, again much lighter bluish-slate; the tint pretty uniform, whatever it may be, over all the upper parts, but all the feathers with somewhat paler edges, and the larger ones for the most part obscurely barred with lighter and darker hues. Under parts at large varying from nearly pure white to a peculiar muddy buff color of different degrees of intensity; the throat and breast usually free from markings (or only with a few sharp shaft pencillings), and this white or light color mounting on the auriculars, so that it partly isolates a blackish moustache from the blackish of the side of the head; the under parts, except as said, and including the under wing- and tail-coverts closely and regularly barred, or less closely and more irregularly spotted, with blackish; the bars best pronounced on the flanks, tibiae, and crissum, other parts tending to spotting, which may extend forward to invade the breast (this is the rule in European birds, the exception, though not a rare one, in American birds). Tail and its upper coverts regularly and closely barred with blackish and ashy-gray, the interspacing best marked on the inner webs, and all the feathers narrowly tipped with white or whitish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Peregrine Falcon Small

"Falco peregrinus. Peregrine Falcon. Duck Hawk. Great-footed Hawk. A medium-sized falcon, about as large…

This finch, known as a siskin, has a melodious note, (Figuier, 1869).

Finch

This finch, known as a siskin, has a melodious note, (Figuier, 1869).

This finch, known as a siskin, has a melodious note, (Figuier, 1869).

Finch

This finch, known as a siskin, has a melodious note, (Figuier, 1869).

This finch, called a linnet, feeds primarily on hemp and linseed, hence its name, (Figuier, 1869).

Finch

This finch, called a linnet, feeds primarily on hemp and linseed, hence its name, (Figuier, 1869).

This finch, called a linnet, feeds primarily on hemp and linseed, hence its name, (Figuier, 1869).

Finch

This finch, called a linnet, feeds primarily on hemp and linseed, hence its name, (Figuier, 1869).

This finch, called a Chaffinch, lives in flocks, except when breeding,(Figuier, 1869).

Finch

This finch, called a Chaffinch, lives in flocks, except when breeding,(Figuier, 1869).

"Leucosticte griseinucha. Brandt's Rosy Finch. Like the littoral variety of tephrocotis, in having the ashy extending over the sides of the head; this color settled in a definite hood, said to never invade the chin. The resident form of the N.W. coast and islands, from Kadiak W. and N." Elliot Coues, 1884

Brandt's Rosy Finch

"Leucosticte griseinucha. Brandt's Rosy Finch. Like the littoral variety of tephrocotis, in having the…

The cheeks , breast, and belly of bullfinches are a bright crimson and orange red.

Bull Finch

The cheeks , breast, and belly of bullfinches are a bright crimson and orange red.

The cheeks , breast, and belly of bullfinches are a bright crimson and orange red.

Bull Finch

The cheeks , breast, and belly of bullfinches are a bright crimson and orange red.

Resembling a grosbeak, the bull-finch is common and England, and can be found in other regions of Europe as well.

Bull Finch

Resembling a grosbeak, the bull-finch is common and England, and can be found in other regions of Europe…

"The Bull Finch is a well known bird, locally know as the norskpipe, the coal-hood, the hoop, or the tony hoop, the alp, and the hope. Its song is much prized. It is often domesticated. It is found in many lands."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Bull Finch

"The Bull Finch is a well known bird, locally know as the norskpipe, the coal-hood, the hoop, or the…

Thick-billed finches in the passerine family Fringillidae.

Bull Finch

Thick-billed finches in the passerine family Fringillidae.

A well known English bird, known as the coal-hood, the hoop, or the tony hoop, the alp, and the hope.

Bull Finch

A well known English bird, known as the coal-hood, the hoop, or the tony hoop, the alp, and the hope.

The chaffinch is a passerine bird of the finch family.

Chaffinch

The chaffinch is a passerine bird of the finch family.

The goldfinch is a small passerine bird of the finch family.

Goldfinch

The goldfinch is a small passerine bird of the finch family.

Feeding on pollen-stalks, laurel-berries, and the like, the haw-finch is also known as the common grosbeak of Europe.

Hawfinch

Feeding on pollen-stalks, laurel-berries, and the like, the haw-finch is also known as the common grosbeak…

A hawfinch head.

Hawfinch

A hawfinch head.

A North American bird having a long graduated, party colored tail, and the head much striped.

Lark Finch

A North American bird having a long graduated, party colored tail, and the head much striped.

The lark finch, chondestes grammacus.

Lark Finch

The lark finch, chondestes grammacus.

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head like a crest.

Purple Finch

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head…

The Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, is a small finch of the Rosefinch genus.

Purple Finch

The Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, is a small finch of the Rosefinch genus.

"Carpodacus purpureus. Purple Finch (better Crimson Finch). Rose-red, paler below, insensibly whitening on belly and crissum, brightest anteriorly, intensified to crimson on crown, darker and more brownish-red on back, where also streaked with brown. Wings and tail dusky, the quills edged and coverts tipped with browninsh-red. Lores and feathers about base of bill hoary-whitish. Bill and feet brown, the under mandible rather paler." Elliot Coues, 1884

Purple Finch

"Carpodacus purpureus. Purple Finch (better Crimson Finch). Rose-red, paler below, insensibly whitening…

"Ammodramus maritimus. Seaside Finch. Olive-gray, obscurely streaked on back and crown with darker and paler; below, whitish, often washed with brownish, shaded on sides with color of back, and with ill-defined dark streaks on breast and sides; maxillary stripes on the same; wings and tail plain dusky, with slight olivaceous edgings; wing-coverts and inner quills somewhat margined with brown; edge of wing bright yellow; a bright yellow spot on lore, and often often some vague brownish and dusky markings on side of head; bill plumbeous, or dark horn-blue; feet dark." Elliot Coues, 1884

Seaside Finch

"Ammodramus maritimus. Seaside Finch. Olive-gray, obscurely streaked on back and crown with darker and…

The Serin Finch (Serinus hortulanus) is a small passerine bird in the Fringillidae family of finches.

Serin Finch

The Serin Finch (Serinus hortulanus) is a small passerine bird in the Fringillidae family of finches.

"Leucosticte tephrocotis. Swainson's Rosy Finch. Gray-crowned Rosy Finch. Sexes similar. Adult in breeding plumage or nearly so: Bill and feet black. Nasal plumules white. Frontlet black; rest of pileum hoary-ash, not descending below level of eyes and upper border of auriculars (for when the ash invades the sides of head to any extent, the bird takes the first step toward litoralis, in which the head is extensively hooded in ash). General color, sides of head included, chocolate or liver-brown of varying intensity, many feathers skirted with gray or whitish, especially the interscapulars, which also have dusky centres, and inclining to blackish on chin and throat. Hinder parts of the body above and below, including tail-coverts, rich rosy or carmine red, this color due to broad edgings of the dusky feathers of these parts. Wings and tail blackish, the wing-coverts and primaries edged with rosy, showing nearly continuous in the closed wing; edgings of inner secondaries rosy-white or white." Elliot Coues, 1884

Swainson's Rosy Finch

"Leucosticte tephrocotis. Swainson's Rosy Finch. Gray-crowned Rosy Finch. Sexes similar. Adult in breeding…

The long, drooping tail feathers of the male Whidah finch in the breeding season give them a singular appearance, (Figuier, 1869).

Whidah Finch

The long, drooping tail feathers of the male Whidah finch in the breeding season give them a singular…

The long, drooping tail feathers of the male Whidah finch in the breeding season give them a singular appearance, (Figuier, 1869).

Whidah Finch

The long, drooping tail feathers of the male Whidah finch in the breeding season give them a singular…

A sunbird.

African Finfoot

A sunbird.

"Sometimes one may observe eight of ten on the wing together in the dusk of evening in pursuit of insects."

Flag Night-Jar

"Sometimes one may observe eight of ten on the wing together in the dusk of evening in pursuit of insects."

The flamingo is found in Africa and Asia. The color of the plumage is a deep brilliant scarlet, except the quill feathers, which are black.

Flamingo

The flamingo is found in Africa and Asia. The color of the plumage is a deep brilliant scarlet, except…

The flamingo is found in Africa and Asia. The color of the plumage is a deep brilliant scarlet, except the quill feathers, which are black.

Flamingo

The flamingo is found in Africa and Asia. The color of the plumage is a deep brilliant scarlet, except…

A large water bird notable for its pink color.

Flamingo

A large water bird notable for its pink color.

Flamingos are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. They are found in both the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere, but are more numerous in the former. There are four species in the Americas while two exist in the Old World. Two species, the Andean and the James's Flamingo, are often placed in the genus Phoenicoparrus instead of Phoenicopterus.

Flamingo

Flamingos are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. They…

The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large wading bird known for its red or pink feathers.

American Flamingo

The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large wading bird known for its red or pink feathers.

The American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large wading bird in the Phoenicopteridae family of flamingoes.

American Flamingo

The American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large wading bird in the Phoenicopteridae family of…

"Phoinikopteros ruber. American Red Flamingo. Adult: Plumage scarlet, the primaries and most of the secondaries black. Legs lake-red. Bill black on the terminal part, orange in the middle, the base and bare skin of head yellow." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Flamingo

"Phoinikopteros ruber. American Red Flamingo. Adult: Plumage scarlet, the primaries and most of the…