Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier, 1869).

Cirl Bunting

Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier,…

Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier, 1869).

Cirl Bunting

Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier,…

The Orlotan buntings are very shy; still great numbers are captured in nets, when they are kept in confinement, and crammed for the table, (Figuier, 1869).

Ortolan Bunting

The Orlotan buntings are very shy; still great numbers are captured in nets, when they are kept in confinement,…

Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier, 1869).

Reed Bunting

Buntings build their nests on the ground, or on low bushes, and in this deposit four or five eggs, (Figuier,…

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier, 1869).

Canary

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier,…

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier, 1869).

Canary

Canaries are generally known by us as cage-birds, where they are recognized by yellow plumage, (Figuier,…

Frame of a dog, sparrow, and wagon.

Dog and Sparrow

Frame of a dog, sparrow, and wagon.

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).

"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 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…

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 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…

Several sparrow-hawks roosting on a branch.

Sparrowhawks

Several sparrow-hawks roosting on a branch.

An illustration of a sparrow-hawk's skeleton.

Skeleton of a Sparrowhawk

An illustration of a sparrow-hawk's skeleton.

The skull of a nestling sparrowhawk, palatal view.

Sparrowhawk Skull

The skull of a nestling sparrowhawk, palatal view.

Head of a sparrow-hawk.

American Sparrowhawk

Head of a sparrow-hawk.

Resembles the American sparrow-hawk, feeding primarily on small birds and quadrupeds, as well as domesticated fowls.

European Sparrowhawk

Resembles the American sparrow-hawk, feeding primarily on small birds and quadrupeds, as well as domesticated…

An assortment of passeres, one order of birds. The legs, feet, and talons are generally smaller than those of predatory birds.

Passeres

An assortment of passeres, one order of birds. The legs, feet, and talons are generally smaller than…

A small ring necked plover of North America. It is of a pale gray color above and white below, with a narrow black frontlet and necklace, and the bill black, and orange at the base.

Piping Plover

A small ring necked plover of North America. It is of a pale gray color above and white below, with…

"Spermatozoa of domestic cock, greatly magnified." The spermatozoam or seminal animalcules, or male Dynamamaebae (figs. 106, 107), are the exact counterparts of ovarian ova, in so far as they are single-celled animals of a very low grade of organization; but their activity and intelligence is marvelousm and still more so is the mysterious attribute with which they are endowed of assimilating their protoplasmic substance with that of the ovum; with the result that thus fecundated ovum is capable of procreating itself by fission for a period until a mass of similar creates in engendered; from which mass is then speedily evolved the complex body the bird." Elliot Coues, 1884

Sparrow Seman

"Spermatozoa of domestic cock, greatly magnified." The spermatozoam or seminal animalcules, or male…

"Junco hiemalis. Eastern Snow-bird. Black Snow-bird. Blackish-ash, below abruptly pure white from the breast, the sides shaded with ashy. In the summer, and most fall and winter specimens, the upper parts have a more grayish, or even a decidedly brownish, cast, and the inner secondaries are edged with pale bay. The slaty-black intense on the head; belly and crissum pure white, the line between the two transverse or convex forward; wings and tail blackish, with slightly hoary edging of some feathers; 2-3 lateral tail feathers pure white, wholly or in great part. No rusty brown on back or sides; any shade on the sides ashy, not pinkish. Bill pinkish-white, or flesh-color, usually black-tipped." Elliot Coues, 1884

Eastern Snow-bird

"Junco hiemalis. Eastern Snow-bird. Black Snow-bird. Blackish-ash, below abruptly pure white from the…

Java sparrows are eagerly sought for as pets, because of their brilliant plumage and the facility with which they learn innumerable tricks, (Figuier, 1869).

Sparrow

Java sparrows are eagerly sought for as pets, because of their brilliant plumage and the facility with…

A sparrow on a branch

Sparrow

A sparrow on a branch

A genus of birds of the finch family, which are widely distributed in the United States and Europe. The American varieties include several species o f small birds, among them the song sparrow, chipping sparrow, field sparrow, and fox sparrow. The color is mostly brown, with white and black markings, and they are noted for being tame and greedy.

Sparrow

A genus of birds of the finch family, which are widely distributed in the United States and Europe.…

"Exotic Sparrow's - lowest pair - Passer domesticus (The Sparrow. Philip Sparrow. House Sparrow.) above pair - Passer montanus (Mountain Sparrow). House Sparrow - upper parts ashy-gray; middle of back and scapulars boldly streaked with black and bay. A dark chestnut; median tipped with white, forming a conspicuous wing-bar, bordering which is a black line. Greater coverts and inner quills with central black field bordered with bay. Tail dusky-gray, unmarked. Lower parts ashy, gray or whitish; chin and throat jet black, spreading on the breast and lores, bordered on side of neck with white. Bill blue-black; feet brown. Mountain Sparrow - Somewhat like the last, but smaller and otherwise different. Crown and nape a peculiar purplish-brown. Lores, chin, and throat-patch narrow and short, not spreading on breast, contrasted with ashy-white on side of head and neck; ear-coverts blackish. Back and scapulars streaked with black and bay, the streaking reaching to the purplish nape; rump and tail plain grayish-brown. Wings marked much as in P. domesticus, with a black and white bar across tips of median coverts, but also a narrow white bar across tips of greater coverts. Primaries more varied with ochrey-brown on outer webs, forming a basal spot and other edging. Below, ashy-gray, shaded on sides, flanks, and crissum with grayish-brown. Bill blue-black; feet brown." Elliot Coues, 1884

Exotic Sparrow's

"Exotic Sparrow's - lowest pair - Passer domesticus (The Sparrow. Philip Sparrow. House Sparrow.) above…

"Passerculs bairdi. Baird's Savanna Sparrow. Inner secondaries less elongated, rarely equaling the primaries in the closed wings. First 4 quills about equal and longest. Hind toe and claw about equaling the middle toe and claw, its claw about equaling the digit. Tail shorter than wing, lightly double-rounded (central and outer pair of feathers both little shorter than the intermediate ones). Top of head streaked with black and rich brownish-yellow. or buff, the former predominating laterally, the latter chiefly as a median stripe, but also suffusing the nape and sides of head in greater or less degree. Back varied with brownish-black and gray, together with a little bay, the two latter colors forming the edgings of the interscapulars. Rump variegated with gray and chestnut-brown, different in shade from that of the back. Under parts dull white, usually with a faint ochrey tinge on the breast, but often without; a circlet of small, sharp, sparse, dusky streaks across the breast, continuous with others, longer and mostly lighter, along the whole sides, and with others, again, extending up the sides of the neck into small vague maxillary and aurigular markings. When the feathers are perfectly arranged these lateral head-markings are seen to be post-ocular stripe just over the auricular spot, a streak starting from the angle of the mouth, and another heavier one parallel with and below this, running directly into the pectoral ones. Quills without special marking, excepting the elongated inner secondaries, which correspond with scapulars. Tail the same, slightly whitish-edge. Upper mandible mostly dark, lower pale. Feet flesh-colored." Elliot Coues, 1884

Baird's Sparrow

"Passerculs bairdi. Baird's Savanna Sparrow. Inner secondaries less elongated, rarely equaling the primaries…

"Amphispiza bilineata. Black-throated Sparrow. Black-faced Sage Sparrow. face, chin, and throat sharply jet-black; a strong white superciliary line, and another bounding the black of the throat; under eyelid white; auriculars dark slate. No yellow anywhere. Below, pure white; the sides, flanks, and crissum shaded with ashy or fulvous-brownish, but no streaks. Above, uniform grayish-brown; clearer ash in high plumage, otherwise browner, generally more shy anteriorly than behind, and shading insensibly into the black of the face. wings dusky; coverts and inner quills edged with the color of the back. Tail black, with narrow grayish edgings; the outer feather sharply edged and tipped with white, and several others similarly tipped. Bill and feet plumbeous-black." Elliot Coues, 1884

Black-throated Sparrow

"Amphispiza bilineata. Black-throated Sparrow. Black-faced Sage Sparrow. face, chin, and throat sharply…

The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is a species of American sparrow in the family Emberizidae. It is widespread, fairly tame, and common across most of its North American

Chipping Sparrow

The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is a species of American sparrow in the family Emberizidae.…

An illustration of a chipping sparrow hunting beet worms.

Chipping Sparrow Hunting Worms

An illustration of a chipping sparrow hunting beet worms.

Often found among human settlement, the common sparrow of Europe's diet consists of seeds, insects, caterpillars, young vegetables, and soft fruits.

Common Sparrow of Europe

Often found among human settlement, the common sparrow of Europe's diet consists of seeds, insects,…

The Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla, is a small sparrow. Adults have brown upperparts, a light brown breast, a white belly, wing bars and a forked tail. They have a grey face, a rusty crown, a white eye ring and a pink bill. Their breeding habitat is shrubby fields across eastern North America. The nest is an open cup on the ground under a clump of grass or in a small thicket.

Field Sparrow

The Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla, is a small sparrow. Adults have brown upperparts, a light brown…

"Accentor- A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ."-Whitney, 1902

Hedge Sparrow

"Accentor- A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ."-Whitney,…

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is lively, pert, and cunning, the true gamin of the winged race,(Figuier, 1869).

"Melospiza lincolni. Lincoln's Song Sparrow. Below, white, with a broad brownish-yellow belt across breast, the sides of the body and neck, and the crissum, washed with the same; extent and intensity of this buff very variable, often leaving only chin, throat, and belly purely white, but a pectoral band is always evident. All the buffy parts sharply and thickly streaked with dusky. Above, grayish-brown, with numerous sharp black-centred, brown-edged streaks. Top of head ashy, with a pair of dark brown black-streaked stripes; or, say, top of head brown, streaked with black, and with median and lateral ashy stripes. Below the superciliary ashy stripe is a narrow dark brown one, running from eye over ear; auriculars also bounded below by an indistinct dark brown stripe, below which and behind the auriculars the parts are suffused with buff. Wings with much rufous-brown edging of all the quills; inner secondaries and coverts having quite black central fields, with broad bay edging, becoming whitish toward their ends. Tail brown, the feathers with pale edges, and the central pair at least with dusky shaft-stripes. Bill blackish, lighter below; feet brownish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Lincoln's Sparrow

"Melospiza lincolni. Lincoln's Song Sparrow. Below, white, with a broad brownish-yellow belt across…

Common to America, the song-sparrow is well-liked for its pleasing song.

Song Sparrow

Common to America, the song-sparrow is well-liked for its pleasing song.

The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, breeds over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia, and the United States (where it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow), where German immigrants introduced it to the area around St. Louis in the 1870s. From there, it has slowly expanded its range into Illinois and Missouri. Changes in farming methods have meant that this species is declining in some parts of western Europe.

Tree Sparrow

The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, breeds over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in…

The Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Pooecetes (Baird 1858). Adults have light brown upperparts and light underparts, both with darker streaking. They have a white eye ring and a long dark brown tail which shows white outer feathers in flight. Their breeding habitat is open grassy areas across most of North America. The nest is an open cup on the ground under a clump of grass. These birds migrate to the southern and central United States and Mexico.

Vesper Sparrow

The Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is the only member of the genus…

The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. The White-throated Sparrow is 17 cm (6.75 inches) in length with a wingspan of 23 cm (9 inches) Typical weight is 26 grams (0.91 oz). There are two adult plumage variations known as the tan-striped and white-striped forms. On the white-striped form the crown is black with a white central stripe. The supercilium is white as well. The auriculars are gray with the upper edge forming a black eye line.

White-throated Sparrow

The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family…

Somewhat aloof from human habitiation, the wood-sparrow can often be seen mingline with other sparrow and finches during the winter months.

Wood Sparrow

Somewhat aloof from human habitiation, the wood-sparrow can often be seen mingline with other sparrow…

The tit is indeed the incarnation of motion; it is continually skipping from branch to branch...(Figuier, 1869).

Crested Titmouse

The tit is indeed the incarnation of motion; it is continually skipping from branch to branch...(Figuier,…