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

Four geese waddling next to a fence in the country. While waddling they were "honking and hissing like a bewildered orchesta.

Geese Waddling

Four geese waddling next to a fence in the country. While waddling they were "honking and hissing like…

A flock of geese flying over a town.

Geese

A flock of geese flying over a town.

An illustration of a flock of geese on a path toward a town.

Flock of Geese

An illustration of a flock of geese on a path toward a town.

An illustration of a goose and a gander, also known as a male goose.

Two Geese

An illustration of a goose and a gander, also known as a male goose.

"The Gerfalcon is the most powerful of the Falcon tribe. The falcons, it may be said, realize the ideal of a bird of prey."

Gerfalcon

"The Gerfalcon is the most powerful of the Falcon tribe. The falcons, it may be said, realize the ideal…

"Restoration of Leguatia gigantea. extinct bird from the Mascarene Islands." Elliot Coues, 1884Tall white bird.

Leguatia Gigantea

"Restoration of Leguatia gigantea. extinct bird from the Mascarene Islands." Elliot Coues, 1884 Tall…

"- a, head of a (Polioptila nigriceps) Black-capped Gnat-catcher. b, head of a(Polioptila caerulea) Blue-gray Gnat-catcher. c, tail of (Polioptila nigriceps) Black-capped Gnat-catcher. d, tail of (Polioptila plumbea) Plumbeous Gnat-catcher" Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-capped Gnat-catcher

"- a, head of a (Polioptila nigriceps) Black-capped Gnat-catcher. b, head of a(Polioptila caerulea)…

"Grayish-blue, bluer on the crown, hoary on the rump, the forehead black, continuous with a black superciliary line. Edges of eyelids white, and above these a shade on the breast. Wings dark brown, the outer webs, especially of the inner quills, edged with hoary, and the inner webs of most bordered with white. Tail jet-black, the outer feather entirely or mostly white, the next one about half white, the third one tipped with white. Bill and feet black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Blue-gray Gnat-catcher

"Grayish-blue, bluer on the crown, hoary on the rump, the forehead black, continuous with a black superciliary…

The Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

The Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.

"Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Poliptila caerulea). The blue-gray gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea, is a very common migratory insectivorous bird inhabiting woodlands of the United States." -Whitney, 1911

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

"Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Poliptila caerulea). The blue-gray gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea, is a very…

A small bird with a large mouth, which preys primarily on small insects.

European Goat-Sucker

A small bird with a large mouth, which preys primarily on small insects.

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Gold River Goat-Sucker

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as mottled plumage and nocturnal habits.

Head of a Goat-Sucker

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as…

The godwit is larger than the Woodcock with a long beak, twice the length of its head.

Godwit

The godwit is larger than the Woodcock with a long beak, twice the length of its head.

The Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) is a large shorebird in the Scolopacidae family of waders.

Marbled Godwit

The Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) is a large shorebird in the Scolopacidae family of waders.

"Limosa fedoa. Great Marbled Godwit. Marlin. Feathers not extending on side of lower mandible to a point far beyond those on upper. no white anywhere; rump, tail, and its coverts barred throughout with blackish and the body-color. Lining of wings chestnut; axillars the same, more or less barred with black. General color rufous or light dull cinnamon-red, uniform and nearly uninterrupted on all the under parts, richer and more chestnut on the lining of the wings and axillars; somewhat marked with dusky on the sides of the breast and body; on the whole upper parts variegated with the brownish-black central field of each feather, the blackish predominating, leaving the rufous chiefly as scallops and tips of the feathers. This rufous very variable in intensity; usually paler on upper than on under parts, and strongest under the wings. Primaries rufous, successively darkening from the last to first, the outer webs and ends of the few outer ones blackish, the shaft of the first white. Bill livid flesh-colored, blackish on about terminal third; legs ashy-blackish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Marbled Godwit

"Limosa fedoa. Great Marbled Godwit. Marlin. Feathers not extending on side of lower mandible to a point…

The black-tailed godwit measures about sixteen inches in length, and is found throughout Europe during the spring and summer months.

Black-Tailed Godwits

The black-tailed godwit measures about sixteen inches in length, and is found throughout Europe during…

The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a small bird in the Regulidae family of kinglets. It was also known as the synonym Regulus cristatus.

Goldcrest

The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a small bird in the Regulidae family of kinglets. It was also known…

Golden eagle claws.

Golden Eagle

Golden eagle claws.

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds. In America, only the hummingbird is less in size. It is one of the warblers (Sylviidæ). The length of the body is from three to six inches, there is a bright yellow crest, the back is yellowish olive green, the wings and tail ash brown with black and white markings. The Golden-Crested Wren is generally distributed over Europe. In spring it utters a sweet and surprisingly loud song.

Golden-Crested Wren

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds.…

the goldfinch is exceedingly docile, easily tamed and when raised as a cage-bird will readily become attached to those who take care of it, (Figuier, 1869).

Goldfinch

the goldfinch is exceedingly docile, easily tamed and when raised as a cage-bird will readily become…

the goldfinch is exceedingly docile, easily tamed and when raised as a cage-bird will readily become attached to those who take care of it, (Figuier, 1869).

Goldfinch

the goldfinch is exceedingly docile, easily tamed and when raised as a cage-bird will readily become…

The goldfinch is a member of the finch family, or Fringillidae.

Goldfinch

The goldfinch is a member of the finch family, or Fringillidae.

A small passerine bird of the finch family.

Goldfinch

A small passerine bird of the finch family.

The goldfinch, Astragalinus tristis.

Goldfinch

The goldfinch, Astragalinus tristis.

"Astragalinus lawrencii. Lawrence's Goldfinch. Gray, more or less tinged with yellowish, whitening on the belly and crissum; rump, a large breast-patch, and much of the back rich yellow; crown, face, and chin black; wings black, variegated with yellow, most of the coverts being of this color, and the same broadly edging the quills; inner secondaries edged with hoary gray; tail black, most of the feathers with large square white spots on the inner webs and whitish edging of the outer; bill and feet flesh-color more or less obscured." Elliot Coues, 1884

Lawrence's Goldfinch

"Astragalinus lawrencii. Lawrence's Goldfinch. Gray, more or less tinged with yellowish, whitening on…

The American goldfinch or Spinus tristis.

American Goldfinch

The American goldfinch or Spinus tristis.

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is a North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter. The only finch in its subfamily which undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is…

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is a North American bird in the Fringillidae family of finches.

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is a North American bird in the Fringillidae family of finches.

"Astragalinus tristis. American Goldfinch. Yellow-bird. Thistle-bird. In summer: Rich yellow, changing to whitish on the tail-coverts; a black patch on the crown; wings black, ore or less edged with white; lesser wing-coverts white or yellow; greater coverts tipped with white; tail black, every feather with a white spot; bill and feet flesh-colored. In September, the black cap disappears; the general plumage changes to a pale flaxen-brown above and whitey-brown below, with traces of the yellow, especially about the head; wings and tail much as in summer; sexes then much alike: this continues until the following April or May." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Goldfinch

"Astragalinus tristis. American Goldfinch. Yellow-bird. Thistle-bird. In summer: Rich yellow, changing…

"Astragalinus psaltria. Arkansaw Goldfinch. Upper parts uniform olive-green, without any black; below yellow; crown black, this not extending below the eyes; wings black, most of the quills and the greater coverts white-tipped, and the primaries white at base; tail black, the outermost three pairs of feathers with a long rectangular white spot on the inner web." Elliot Coues, 1884

Arkansaw Goldfinch

"Astragalinus psaltria. Arkansaw Goldfinch. Upper parts uniform olive-green, without any black; below…

Also known as the thistle-finch, it is often kept as a pet and taught to do tricks.

Common Goldfinch of Europe

Also known as the thistle-finch, it is often kept as a pet and taught to do tricks.

"Astragalinus mexicanus. Mexican Goldfinch. The upper parts continuously-black, and the black of the crown extending below the eyes, enclosing the olive under eyelid. Mexican border and southward. This bird looks quite unlike typical psaltria, but the gradation through var. arizonae is perfect; and mexicana, moreover, leads directly into var. columbiana, a Central American form in which the tail-spots are very small or wanting. The females of these several varieties cannot by distinguished with certainty." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mexican Goldfinch

"Astragalinus mexicanus. Mexican Goldfinch. The upper parts continuously-black, and the black of the…

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake, saw-bill, and as the dun-diver.

Goosander

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake,…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

When attacked, the goose makes a hissing noise similar to that of some snakes.

Goose

When attacked, the goose makes a hissing noise similar to that of some snakes.

When attacked, the goose makes a hissing noise similar to that of some snakes.

Goose

When attacked, the goose makes a hissing noise similar to that of some snakes.

A small species of goose common in both Europe and America, known in the United States as the brant.

Brent Goose

A small species of goose common in both Europe and America, known in the United States as the brant.

Also known as the wild goose of America, the Canada goose averages about forty inches in length fully-grown, and is known for its yearly migration between Canada and the United States.

Canada Goose

Also known as the wild goose of America, the Canada goose averages about forty inches in length fully-grown,…

"The Canada Goose is an American wild goose 30 to 35 inches long, brownish above, lighter below, head, neck, bill and feet black, a white patch on the cheek; breeds in the N. of the continent and migrates S. when the frost becomes severe."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Canada Goose

"The Canada Goose is an American wild goose 30 to 35 inches long, brownish above, lighter below, head,…

"The Canadian Goose is a handsome bird. They are not so large as the graylag goose, and are very abundant in this country, where they are migratory."

Canada Goose

"The Canadian Goose is a handsome bird. They are not so large as the graylag goose, and are very abundant…

"Bernicla canadensis. Canada Goose. Common Wild Goose. Tail normally 18-feathered. Bill, feet, head, and neck black; on the chin a broad white patch mounting on sides of head behind eyes, sometimes broken on chin; not extending forward to jaws; white touches usually on eyelids. Upper tail-coverts definitely white; rump blackish; tail-feathers black. General color brownish-gray below, all the feathers with paler gray or whitish edges, those of sides of body usually darker than rest of under parts, the lower belly and crissum definitely white. Iris brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Canada Goose

"Bernicla canadensis. Canada Goose. Common Wild Goose. Tail normally 18-feathered. Bill, feet, head,…

The cereopsis goose is found in Australia, and is about the same size as the common goose.

Cereopsis Goose

The cereopsis goose is found in Australia, and is about the same size as the common goose.

A swan like goose.

Chinese Goose

A swan like goose.

"Philacte canagica. Painted Goose. Emperor Goose. Wavy bluish-gray, with lavender or lilac tinting, and sharp black crescentic mark; head, nape, and tail white, former often washed with amber-yellow; throat black, white-speckled; quills varied with black and white; eye brown; feet flesh-color." Elliot Coues, 1884

Emperor Goose

"Philacte canagica. Painted Goose. Emperor Goose. Wavy bluish-gray, with lavender or lilac tinting,…

A gander and goose

Goose and Gander

A gander and goose

The Greylag Goose (Anser anser) is a bird in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans. It was also known as the synonym Anser cinereus.

Greylag Goose

The Greylag Goose (Anser anser) is a bird in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans. It was…

Bernicla ruficollis, the Red-breasted Goose of West Siberia, which migrates southwards, strays to Britain and is portrayed in the paintings of Egypt, is black, with white loral patch, rump, sides and belly, the ear-coverts, fore-neck, and chest are chestnut outlined by white and the two wing-bands are grey." A. H. Evans, 1900

Red-breasted Goose

Bernicla ruficollis, the Red-breasted Goose of West Siberia, which migrates southwards, strays to Britain…

The lamellæ of the bill are conspicuous by reason of the divergence of the edges of the mandibles, and the plumage is generally white, with blacck tips on the wings.

Snow Goose

The lamellæ of the bill are conspicuous by reason of the divergence of the edges of the mandibles,…

Also known as common gannet and as the channel-goose, the soland-goose is common to the sea between England and the Isle of Wight.

Soland Goose

Also known as common gannet and as the channel-goose, the soland-goose is common to the sea between…

An African goose having spurs on the tips of it wings.

Spur Winged Goose

An African goose having spurs on the tips of it wings.

A goose is a web-footed bird of the duck family.

Wild Goose

A goose is a web-footed bird of the duck family.

"Goose is the name of a well-known family of natatorial birds. The domestic goose is believed to have descended form the greylag goose. It is valued for the table and on account of its quills and fine soft feather. The body is large and heavy, the neck long, the head small, and the bill conical, the wings long and powerful, the feet somewhat long, with small toes. In summer the wild goose inhabits the polar regions, migrating south in flocks on the approach of winter. The nest which is of coarse grass, is generally situated in marshy places."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Wild Goose

"Goose is the name of a well-known family of natatorial birds. The domestic goose is believed to have…

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

Goshawk

Hawks have strong talons, curved bills and keen eyesight.

"The American goshawk &mdash the black-cap haw of Wilson &mdash <em>A. atricapillus</em> which has been erroneously regarded as identical with the common goshawk of Europe, gratly resembles that bird, however, but it is of a lighter color, and the bands are narrower and more numerous. It is sparsely distributed in northern and eastern North America." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Goshawk

"The American goshawk &mdash the black-cap haw of Wilson &mdash A. atricapillus which has been…

"Goshawk, or Goshauk (properly goose-hawk) is a bird of prey. It is brown above, white underneath, barred across with brown, with five browner bands on the tail; the eyelids whitish. When immature it has dots instead of bars. The female is 24 or 25 inches long, the male almost one-third less. It pursues its prey directly, instead of swooping down on it from above like a Falcon."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goshawk

"Goshawk, or Goshauk (properly goose-hawk) is a bird of prey. It is brown above, white underneath, barred…

"American Goshawk (Astur atricapillus)."-Whitney, 1902.

Goshawk

"American Goshawk (Astur atricapillus)."-Whitney, 1902.

An illustration of a goshawk.

Goshawk

An illustration of a goshawk.

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada, but rarely seen southward, except occasionally in winter. The upper part of the body is ash-brown, with four broad dark bands on the tail; the under part white, barred with black. The bird is bold and rapacious, and remarkable for the skillful turns by means of which it follows every movement of the quarry. It was one of the favorite hawks in falconry.

Goshawk

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada,…