"The Golden Bird of Paradise has a beak furnished with short feathers for half its length."

Golden Bird of Paradise

"The Golden Bird of Paradise has a beak furnished with short feathers for half its length."

"The King Bird of Paradise is a rare bird, a native of the islands of Molucca."

King Bird of Paradise

"The King Bird of Paradise is a rare bird, a native of the islands of Molucca."

"The Superb has a beak furnished with elongated feathers, extending half its length.

The Superb Bird of Paradise

"The Superb has a beak furnished with elongated feathers, extending half its length.

"The Motmots ... are very wild, and lead an isolated life in the thick forests of South America."

Brazilian Motmot

"The Motmots ... are very wild, and lead an isolated life in the thick forests of South America."

"They are sometimes found near orchards, feeding on the kernels of apples, which their bills readily cut."

Crossbills

"They are sometimes found near orchards, feeding on the kernels of apples, which their bills readily…

"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."

"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 Hoopoes have long, slender, triangular and slightly-curved beaks."

Hoopoes (Upupa Epops)

"The Hoopoes have long, slender, triangular and slightly-curved beaks."

"They sometimes take a position near some steam and remain for hours immovable. When a fish comes within reach, they will dart upon it with great rapidity."

Kingfisher

"They sometimes take a position near some steam and remain for hours immovable. When a fish comes within…

"In the first rank of the Warblers stands the Nightingale, celebrated all over the world for its song, which is superior, without any doubt, to that of any other bird."

Nightingales (Philomela Luscinia and Luscinia Philomela)

"In the first rank of the Warblers stands the Nightingale, celebrated all over the world for its song,…

"The Dwarf Hummingbird is a species which is only about the size of a bee. The Bar-tailed Hummingbird, or Sappho Comet, is a native of eastern Peru."

Sappho Comet

"The Dwarf Hummingbird is a species which is only about the size of a bee. The Bar-tailed Hummingbird,…

"Lively, pert and cunning, it is the true gamin of the winged race. They are very sociable, seeking their food and building their nests near each other."

Hedge Sparrows (Sylvia Curruca and Sylvia Rufa)

"Lively, pert and cunning, it is the true gamin of the winged race. They are very sociable, seeking…

"They feed on honey extracted from flowers and the sap from the sugar-cane, the juice of which they suck through crevices made in the stem."

Columbian Thornbill

"They feed on honey extracted from flowers and the sap from the sugar-cane, the juice of which they…

"The Whidah-Birds have long, drooping tail feathers. They are natives of South Africa and Senegal."

Whidah-Birds

"The Whidah-Birds have long, drooping tail feathers. They are natives of South Africa and Senegal."

"The Wrens are among the smallest birds."Left: Golden Wren.Top: Fire-Crested Wren.Right: Golden-Crested Wren.

Wrens

"The Wrens are among the smallest birds." Left: Golden Wren. Top: Fire-Crested Wren. Right: Golden-Crested…

"The Stonechat generally forms itts nest under some furze-bush or other shrub, or among rank grass."Left: Wagtail.Top: Whinchat.Bottom-right: Stonechat.

Wrens

"The Stonechat generally forms itts nest under some furze-bush or other shrub, or among rank grass." Left:…