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 American flamingo stands about five feet tall, and is found throught tropical America, including some parts of Florida.

Flamingoes

The American flamingo stands about five feet tall, and is found throught tropical America, including…

Gregarious wading birds, usually 3-5 feet in height, found in both the Western and Eastern Hemisphere.

Flamingoes

Gregarious wading birds, usually 3-5 feet in height, found in both the Western and Eastern Hemisphere.

The flamingo is a large pink sea bird.

Flamingoes

The flamingo is a large pink sea bird.

"The Flamingoes are one of the most curious of the trive of Waders."

Flamingoes

"The Flamingoes are one of the most curious of the trive of Waders."

"Colaptes auratus. Golden-winged Woodpecker. Pigeon Woodpecker. Flicker. Yucker. High-holder. Back and exposed surfaces of wing-coverts and secondaries olive-brown with numerous black bars. Rump snowy-white; upper tail-coverts white, mixed with black. Primaries blackish, with golden shafts, and glossed with golden underneath, at their bases paler and more tawny yellow. Tail-feathers above black, their shafts and under surfaces golden, blackened at ends, the outermost with a few touches of yellow or white. Top of head, with back and sides of neck, ash, with a scarlet nuchel band (in both sexes). Sides of head, whole chin, throat, and fore-breast lilac-brown, with broad black cheek patches, these 'moustaches' wanting usually in the female. A broad black pectoral semi-lune. Other under parts shading from a lighter shade of the color of the breast into creamy-yellow, marked with numerous circular black spots. Bill and feet dark plumbeous. Iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Flicker

"Colaptes auratus. Golden-winged Woodpecker. Pigeon Woodpecker. Flicker. Yucker. High-holder. Back and…

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds on the ground. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls.

Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native…

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a bird in the Picidae family of woodpeckers.

Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a bird in the Picidae family of woodpeckers.

flycatchers are insectivorous songbirds.

Flycatcher

flycatchers are insectivorous songbirds.

"Myiarchus cinerescens. Ash-throated Crested Flycatcher. Rather olivaceous-brown above, quite brown on the head; throat very pale ash, sometimes almost whitish, changing gradually to very pale yellow or yellowish-white on the rest of the under parts. Primaries edged as in crinitus, but secondares and coverts edged with grayish-white. Tail-feathers as in crinitus, but the rufous of the inner webs hardly or not reaching their ends, being cut off from the tip by widening of the fuscous stripe (in young birds, in which the quills and tail-feathers are more extensively rufous-edged, the last distinction does not hold)Elliot Coues, 1884

Ash-throated Flycatcher

"Myiarchus cinerescens. Ash-throated Crested Flycatcher. Rather olivaceous-brown above, quite brown…

The Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua, is a passerine bird. It is a large tyrant flycatcher, the only member, monotypic, of the genus Megarynchus. It breeds in open woodland with some tall trees from Mexico south to Bolivia and Argentina, and on Trinidad. The nest, built by the female, is an open saucer of sticks. The typical clutch is two or three whitish eggs heavily blotched with brown. These are incubated mostly by the female for 17-18 days with a further 24 days to fledging.

Boat-billed Flycatcher

The Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua, is a passerine bird. It is a large tyrant flycatcher,…

The collared fly-catcher, a bird which feeds on insects and the occaisional small vertebrate.

Collared Flycatcher

The collared fly-catcher, a bird which feeds on insects and the occaisional small vertebrate.

"Pitangus derbianus. Derby Flycatcher. Under parts light wood-brown, with an olive tinge; wings and tail the same, but the feathers extensively bordered without and within with chestnut, forming a conspicuous continuous area on the wing-quills in the closed wing, and on most of the wing and tail-feathers more extensively than the brown portion of the inner webs. Below from the breast, including lining of wings, clear and continuous lemon-yellow. Whole chin and throat pure white, widening behind up under ear-coverts. Top and sides of head black, a circle of white from forehead over eyes to nape white, the enclosed black enclosing black a lemon and orange patch. Or, middle of crown yellow and orange, enclosed and partly concealed in black, this black enclosed in white, then the long and broad black bar on side of head, separating the white of side of crown from that of side of throat. The coronal feathers lengthened and erectile as in a king-bird, or more so; crown-patch of same character but more extensive. Bill and feet black; iris hazel Sexes alike." Elliot Coues, 1884

Derby Flycatcher

"Pitangus derbianus. Derby Flycatcher. Under parts light wood-brown, with an olive tinge; wings and…

A flycatching bird with a large fan—like tail.

Fan Tailed Flycatcher

A flycatching bird with a large fan—like tail.

"Myiarchus crinitus. Great Crested Flycatcher. Decidedly olivaceous above, a little browner on head, where the feathers have dark centres; throat and fore pure dark ash; rest of under parts bright yellow, the two colors meeting abruptly; primaries margined on both edges with chestnut; secondaries and coverts edges and tipped with yellowish-white; tail with all the feathers but the central pair chestnut on the whole of the inner web (excepting perhaps a very narrow space next the shaft); outer web of outer feathers with yellowish; middle feathers, outer webs of the rest, and wings except as stated, dusky-brown. The foregoing phrases are intended to be chiefly antithetical to those used in describing cinerescens, below, No. 375. Other diagnostic points are: bill dark but not quite black, pale at base below; stout and comparatively short, hardly or not as long as tarsus, the latter perhaps never .90, the olive back, ash throat, and yellow belly severally pure in color; all tail-feathers but middle pair so extensively rufous on inner webs that a mere line, if any, of fuscous persists next the shaft (compare erythrocercus and cooperi), and this fuscous line,if any, running of same narrowness to ends of the feathers (compare cinerescens); never more than a trace of rufous on outer webs." Elliot Coues, 1884

Great Crested Flycatcher

"Myiarchus crinitus. Great Crested Flycatcher. Decidedly olivaceous above, a little browner on head,…

The fly-catcher proper feeds on insects, which it catches on the wing with vivacity and agility which are extraordinary, (Figuier, 1969).

King Flycatcher

The fly-catcher proper feeds on insects, which it catches on the wing with vivacity and agility which…

An impressive South American species of fly-catcher, with a transverse crest of reddish-fawn feathers.

King Flycatcher

An impressive South American species of fly-catcher, with a transverse crest of reddish-fawn feathers.

An American bird, also called bee martin and flycatcher. It is about eight inches long, the extended wings measuring fourteen inches.

King Flycatcher

An American bird, also called bee martin and flycatcher. It is about eight inches long, the extended…

"Terpsiphone paradisi, Paradise Flycatchers, have fine crests, shorter in the female; while fleshy wattles, round or above the eye, of scarlet, blue, or yellow, are found. The bill is sometimes reddish or blue, and the inside of the mouth green or yellowish, as in certain Birds of Paradise. The female is rich bay above, with similar head, but grey cheeks and throat. In other species the males are said to be maroon, cinnamon, chestnut, blue-grey, or glossy-black above." A. H. Evans, 1900

Paradise Flycatcher

"Terpsiphone paradisi, Paradise Flycatchers, have fine crests, shorter in the female; while fleshy wattles,…

"Sayiornis fusca. Pewit Flycatcher. Water Pewee. Pewit. Phaebe. Dull olivaceous-brown, the head much darker fuscous-brown, almost blackish, usually in marked contrast with the back; below, solid whitish, or palest possible yellow, particularly on the belly; the sides, and the breast nearly or quite across, shaded with grayish -brown; wings and tail dusky, the outer tail-feather, inner secondaries, and usually the wing-coverts, edged with whitish; a whitish ring round the eye; bill and feet black. Varies greatly in shade; the foregoing is the average spring condition. As summer passes, the plumage becomes much-duller and and darker brown, from wearing of the feather; then, after the moult, fall specimens are much brighter than in spring, the under parts being decidedly yellow, at least on the belly." Elliot Coues, 1884

Pewit Flycatcher

"Sayiornis fusca. Pewit Flycatcher. Water Pewee. Pewit. Phaebe. Dull olivaceous-brown, the head much…

The European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) is a small passerine bird in the Muscicapidae family of Old World Flycatchers. Its former synonym was Muscicapa atricapilla.

European Pied Flycatcher

The European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) is a small passerine bird in the Muscicapidae family…

The Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta) is a passerine bird in the Monarchidae family of Monarch flycatcher.

Restless Flycatcher

The Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta) is a passerine bird in the Monarchidae family of Monarch…

Found in the southern United States, the Savannah fly-catcher is notable for its long, forked tail.

Savannah Flycatcher

Found in the southern United States, the Savannah fly-catcher is notable for its long, forked tail.

The Scissortailed Flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) is a tyrant flycatcher in the Tyrannidae family.

Scissortailed Flycatcher

The Scissortailed Flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) is a tyrant flycatcher in the Tyrannidae family.

The spoon-bill tyrant fly-catcher has a large, thick bill, which it uses for feeding on butterflies.

Spoonbill Tyrant Flycatcher

The spoon-bill tyrant fly-catcher has a large, thick bill, which it uses for feeding on butterflies.

"Milvulus forficatus. Swallow-tailed Flycatcher. Scissor-tail. Crown patch orange or scarlet. General color hoary-ash, paler or white below; sides at insertion of wings scarlet or bloody-red, and other parts of the body variously tinged with the same, or a paler salmon-red. Wings blackish, with whitish edgings. Tail black, but several of the long feathers extensively white or rosy; these are narrow and linear, sometimes widening somewhat in spoon-shape." Elliot Coues, 1884

Swallow-tailed Flycatcher

"Milvulus forficatus. Swallow-tailed Flycatcher. Scissor-tail. Crown patch orange or scarlet. General…

Traill's Flycatcher (Empidonax trailli) is a bird in the Tyrannidae family of tyrant flycatchers.

Traill's Flycatcher

Traill's Flycatcher (Empidonax trailli) is a bird in the Tyrannidae family of tyrant flycatchers.

"Pyrocephalus rubineus mexicanus. Vermilion Flycatcher, Adult male: Pure dark brown, including stripe along side of head; wings and tail blackish with slight pale black. Female: Dull brown, including the little-crown; below, white, tinged with red, reddish or orange in some places; the breast and sides with slight dusky streaks." Elliot Coues, 1884

Vermilion Flycatcher

"Pyrocephalus rubineus mexicanus. Vermilion Flycatcher, Adult male: Pure dark brown, including stripe…

In the males, they have a full globular crest, and the hole under parts flaming red, the back, wings, and tail a dusky brown.

Vermilion Flycatcher

In the males, they have a full globular crest, and the hole under parts flaming red, the back, wings,…

The flysnapper or phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is a bird in the Ptilogonatidae family of silky-flycatchers.

Flysnapper on a Branch

The flysnapper or phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is a bird in the Ptilogonatidae family of silky-flycatchers.

A pair of cochin china fowls.

Cochin China Fowl

A pair of cochin china fowls.

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Game Fowl

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Guinea fowls have small heads for their size; beak and neck short; the tail equally short and drooping.

Guinea Fowl

Guinea fowls have small heads for their size; beak and neck short; the tail equally short and drooping.

The Guinea-fowl (or pintado) was originally native to Africa, but was introduced to American poultry-yards.

Guinea Fowl

The Guinea-fowl (or pintado) was originally native to Africa, but was introduced to American poultry-yards.

Kinds of fowl. Far left: light Brahma, behind Brahma: bantam, middle: long-tailed oriental fowl, right: jungle fowl, etc.

Kinds of Fowl

Kinds of fowl. Far left: light Brahma, behind Brahma: bantam, middle: long-tailed oriental fowl, right:…

Waterfowl is a common term used to describe birds that frequent marshes and lakes.

Water Fowl

Waterfowl is a common term used to describe birds that frequent marshes and lakes.

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

Group of Water Fowl

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

The Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants.

Black Francolin

The Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a bird in the Phasianidae family of pheasants.

"Tachypetes aquilus. Frigate. Man-of-War Bird. brownish-black, glossed with green of purplish, duller on the belly, wings showing brown and gray; Female with white on neck and breast." Elliot Coues, 1884

Frigate Birds

"Tachypetes aquilus. Frigate. Man-of-War Bird. brownish-black, glossed with green of purplish, duller…

"Tachypetes aquilus. Frigate. Man-of-War Bird. brownish-black, glossed with green of purplish, duller on the belly, wings showing brown and gray; Female with white on neck and breast." Elliot Coues, 1884

Frigatebird Head

"Tachypetes aquilus. Frigate. Man-of-War Bird. brownish-black, glossed with green of purplish, duller…

The Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) is a large seabird in the Fregatidae family of frigatebirds.

Ascension Frigatebird

The Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) is a large seabird in the Fregatidae family of frigatebirds.

A seabird or petrel, the northern species being most common.

Fulmar

A seabird or petrel, the northern species being most common.

"Fulmarus. Fulmar. Adult: White; mantle pale pearly-blue, restricted to back and wings, or extending on head and tail; usually a dark spot in front of eye; quills dark ashy-brown. Bill yellow, tinged with sea-green on culmen and lower mandible, the opening of the nostrils black; feet drying dingy yellowish, said to be delicate French gray in life; iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Fulmar and Nest

"Fulmarus. Fulmar. Adult: White; mantle pale pearly-blue, restricted to back and wings, or extending…

The cape petrel or fulmar is about the size of a small duck and inhabits the southern seas.

Cape Fulmar

The cape petrel or fulmar is about the size of a small duck and inhabits the southern seas.

"The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is a bird in the Procellariidae family of seabirds." -Whitney, 1911

Northern Fulmar

"The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is a bird in the Procellariidae family of seabirds." -Whitney,…

"Priocella tenuirostris. Slender-billed Fulmar. Adult: Plumage white, with clear pearly-blue mantle, and black primaries, just like a gull; the mantle beginning faintly on the nape, continuing over whole back, rump, tail, wing-coverts and inner quills; edge of the wing slaty-gray; primaries black, their shafts yellowish-white at base, their inner webs pearly-white to near the ends; white of first primary extending to within two inches of the tip, further on the rest successively, reaching the end on the 6th; outer webs of secondaries slaty-black, inner white; a small dusky spot before eye; a faint pearly shade on sides of breast and body. Bill and feet (dry) yellow; nasal tube and hood obscured with bluish horn-color." Elliot Coues, 1884

Slender-billed Fulmar

"Priocella tenuirostris. Slender-billed Fulmar. Adult: Plumage white, with clear pearly-blue mantle,…

"Oven-birds live singly or in pairs, in the plains of Chili, Brazil and Guiana."

Furnarius Rufus and Oven-Bird (Synallaxis Frontalis)

"Oven-birds live singly or in pairs, in the plains of Chili, Brazil and Guiana."

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well as India.

Gadwall

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well…

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.…

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Gallinule

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

"Gallinula. Gallinules. Water Hens. Mud Hens. Bill not longer than head, stout at base, tapering, compressed, the culmen running directly up on the forehead and expanding into a frontal plate of different shape in different species. Nostrils near middle of bill, linear. Feet large and stout; tibia naked below; tarsus moderately compressed, scutellate; toes very long, the outer longer than the inner, with an evident though slight marginal membrane; claws long, slender, little curved, acute. Wings short and rounded, but ample. Tail very short, of 12 weak feathers, with long ample under coverts, as in Rails. Plumage not rich blue." Elliot Coues, 1884

Gallinule

"Gallinula. Gallinules. Water Hens. Mud Hens. Bill not longer than head, stout at base, tapering, compressed,…

The Florida Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus cerceris) is a subspecies of the Common Moorhen, a bird in the Rallidae family of rails.

Florida Gallinule

The Florida Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus cerceris) is a subspecies of the Common Moorhen, a bird in…

"Lagapus. The densely-feathered feet resemble those of rabbits. No particular feathers on head or neck. Tarsi and toes densely feathered. Tail short, little rounded, normally of 14 broad feathers, with long upper coverts, some of which resemble rectrices, the central pair of these usually reckoned as rectrices, making 16. A naked red comb over eye." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red Game of Britain

"Lagapus. The densely-feathered feet resemble those of rabbits. No particular feathers on head or neck.…

The gannet is an excellent diver and can remain underwater for more than one minute.

Gannet

The gannet is an excellent diver and can remain underwater for more than one minute.

"The Pelecanus bassanus f Linnaeus and the Sule bassana of modern ornithologists, a large sea-fowl long known as a numerous visitor, for the purpose of breeding, to the Bass Rock at the entrance of the Firth of Forth, and to certain other islands off the coast of Britain, of which four are in Scottish waters." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gannet

"The Pelecanus bassanus f Linnaeus and the Sule bassana of modern ornithologists, a large sea-fowl long…

"The Gannet (S. bassana) has slate-grey wing-quills, purplish-grey bill, reddish feet and naked parts." A. H. Evans, 1900 Additionally, these birds have white plumage and blue eyes.

Gannet

"The Gannet (S. bassana) has slate-grey wing-quills, purplish-grey bill, reddish feet and naked parts."…

Also known as a Solan Goose (Sula bassana), the Gannet is a large marine bird which nests in scattered localities in most parts of the world. Its specific name refers to the fact that it has long been a denizen of Bass Rock -- a famous craggy islet on the coast of England. This bird also nests on Bird Rock in the gulf of St. Lawrence, and other species exist in the tropics. It belongs to the same sub-order as the cormorant, and may be recognized by the fact that, as in the latter, all four toes are united by a web. 

Its bill is long, strong, and compressed to a point. In adult life, the plumage is white, save for the black primaries and a buff patch on the head or neck; the young are dusky, and do not acquire the white plumage until their sixth year. Their nests contain only one egg.

Gannet

Also known as a Solan Goose (Sula bassana), the Gannet is a large marine bird which nests in scattered…

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) is a bird in the Pelecaniformes order of waterbirds. It was once known as the synonym Sula bassana.

Northern Gannet

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) is a bird in the Pelecaniformes order of waterbirds. It was once…

Also known as the summer teal, the garganey is sixteen inches long and found in Southern Europe and India.

Garganey

Also known as the summer teal, the garganey is sixteen inches long and found in Southern Europe and…

Five Geese roaming the streets.

Geese

Five Geese roaming the streets.

Five geese waddling under a fence out to the street.

Geese Waddling

Five geese waddling under a fence out to the street.