The birds of North America : one hundred and nineteen artistic colored plates representing the different species and varieties, drawn and colored from nature : including copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology : prefaced by a systematic table and index to page, plate and figure : arranged according to the classification adopted by the American Ornithologists' Union

  • 1903
New York: Published under the auspices of the Natural Science Association of America
  • Includes index.

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Date
1903
Publisher
New York: Published under the auspices of the Natural Science Association of America
Language
English
Description of Original
182 pages, 119 leaves of plates : color Illustrations ; 48 cm.
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  1. [Cover]
  2. Announcement
  3. [Title Page]
  4. [Dedication]
  5. A systematic table of the birds of North America arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists' Union and including all the additions and corrections which have been made since the publication of the union's "check-list" in 1886.
  6. Plate I
  7. Plate I. The white-headed or bald eagle. (Haliaëtus leucocephalus.)
  8. Plate II. The gold-winged woodpecker. (Colaptes auratus.)
  9. Plate II
  10. Plate III
  11. [Plate II. The gold-winged woodpecker. (Colaptes auratus.) cont.]
  12. Plate III. The white or whooping crane. (Grus [Ardea] americana.)
  13. Plate IV. The rail. (Crex carolinus.)
  14. Plate IV
  15. Plate V
  16. [Plate IV. The rail. (Crex carolinus.) cont.]
  17. Plate V. The great horned owl. (Bubo virginianus.)
  18. Plate VI
  19. [Plate V. The great horned owl. (Bubo virginianus.) cont.]
  20. Plate VI. The wandering falcon, or great-footed hawk. (Falco peregrinus.)
  21. Plate VII. The green heron. (Ardea--Butorides virescens.)
  22. Plate VII
  23. Plate VIII
  24. [Plate VII. The green heron. (Ardea--Butorides virescens.) cont.]
  25. Plate VIII. The wood duck, or summer duck. (Aix sponsa.)
  26. Plate IX. The woodcock. (Philohela minor.)
  27. Plate IX
  28. Plate X
  29. [Plate IX. The woodcock. (Philohela minor.) cont.]
  30. Plate X. The snow owl. (Nyctea nivea.)
  31. Plate XI. The yellow-shanked snipe. (Gambetta--Scolopax--flavipes.)
  32. Plate XII. The Baltimore Oriole. (Oriolus--Icterus Baltimore.)
  33. Plate XI
  34. Plate XII
  35. Plate XIII
  36. [Plate XII. The Baltimore Oriole. (Oriolus--Icterus Baltimore.) cont.]
  37. Plate XIII. Townsend's cormorant. (Phalacrocorax townsendii.)
  38. Plate XIV. The great northern diver loon. (Colymbus glacialis.)
  39. Plate XIV
  40. Plate XV
  41. [Plate XIV. The great northern diver loon. (Colymbus glacialis.) cont.]
  42. Plate XV. The gray or sea eagle. (Haliaëtus leucocephalus.)
  43. Plate XVI. The fish hawk. (Pandion haliaetus.)
  44. Plate XVI
  45. Plate XVII
  46. [Plate XVI. The fish hawk. (Pandion haliaetus.) cont.]
  47. Plate XVII. The cinereous coot. (Fulica americana.)
  48. Plate XVIII. The pileated woodpecker. (Hylatomus pileatus.)
  49. Plate XVIII
  50. Plate XIX
  51. [Plate XVIII. The pileated woodpecker. (Hylatomus pileatus.) cont.]
  52. Plate XIX. The clapper rail. (Rallus crepitans.)
  53. Plate XX. The ash-colored or black-cap hawk. (Astur atricapillus.)
  54. Plate XX
  55. Plate XXI
  56. Plate XXII
  57. [Plate XX. The ash-colored or black-cap hawk. (Astur atricapillus.) cont.]
  58. Plate XXI. The long-tailed duck. (Harelda glacialis.)
  59. Plate XXII. The Barred owl. (Syrnium nebulosum.)
  60. Plate XXIII. The blue-bird. (Sialia sialis.)
  61. Plate XXIII
  62. Plate XXIV
  63. [Plate XXIII. The blue-bird. (Sialia sialis.) cont.]
  64. Plate XXIV. The meadow lark. (Sturnella magna.)
  65. Plate XXV. The goosander. (Mergus merganser.)
  66. Plate XXV
  67. Plate XXVI
  68. [Plate XXV. The goosander. (Mergus merganser.) cont.]
  69. Plate XXVI. The ivory-billed woodpecker. (Campephilus Principalis.)
  70. Plate XXVII. American quail or partridge. (Ortyx Virginianus.)
  71. Plate XXVII
  72. [Plate XXVII. American quail or partridge. (Ortyx Virginianus.) cont.]
  73. Plate XXVIII. The yellow-billed cuckoo. (Coccygus Americanus.)
  74. Plate XXVIII
  75. [Plate XXVIII. The yellow-billed cuckoo. (Coccygus Americanus.) cont.]
  76. Plate XXIX. The passenger pigeon. (Ectopistes migratorius.)
  77. Plate XXIX
  78. [Plate XXIX. The passenger pigeon. (Ectopistes migratorius.) cont.]
  79. Plate XXX
  80. [Plate XXIX. The passenger pigeon. (Ectopistes migratorius.) cont.]
  81. Plate XXX. The red-tailed hawk. (Buteo Borealis.)
  82. Plate XXXI. The kingbird, or tyrant fly-catcher. (Tyrannus Carolinensus.)
  83. Plate XXXI
  84. Plate XXXI. The kingbird, or tyrant fly-catcher. (Tyrannus [Carolinensus.) cont.]
  85. Plate XXXII
  86. Plate XXXI. The kingbird, or tyrant fly-catcher. (Tyrannus [Carolinensus.) cont.]
  87. Plate XXXII. The great crested fly-catcher. (Myiarchus crinitus.)
  88. Plate XXXIII
  89. [Plate XXXII. The great crested fly-catcher. (Myiarchus crinitus.) cont.]
  90. Plate XXXIII. The American bittern. (Botaurus lentiginosus.)
  91. Plate XXXIV. The red-headed duck. (Aythya americana.)
  92. Plate XXXIV
  93. [Plate XXXIV. The red-headed duck. (Aythya americana.) cont.]
  94. Plate XXXV. The golden-eyed duck. (Bucephala americana.)
  95. Plate XXXVI. The blue yellow-backed warbler. (Parula americana.)
  96. Plate XXXV
  97. Plate XXXVI
  98. [Plate XXXVI. The blue yellow-backed warbler. (Parula americana.) cont.]
  99. Plate XXXVII. The blue-gray gnatcatcher. (Polioptila cærulea.)
  100. Plate XXXVII
  101. [Plate XXXVII. The blue-gray gnatcatcher. (Polioptila cærulea.) cont.]
  102. Plate XXXVIII. The chestnut-sided warbler. (Dendroica pennsylvanica.)
  103. Plate XXXVIII
  104. [Plate XXXVIII. The chestnut-sided warbler. (Dendroica pennsylvanica.) cont.]
  105. Plate XXXIX. The sparrow hawk, or rusty-crowned falcon. (Falco sparverius.)
  106. Plate XXXIX
  107. Plate XL
  108. [Plate XXXIX. The sparrow hawk, or rusty-crowned falcon. (Falco sparverius.) cont.]
  109. Plate XL. The least bittern. (Ardetta exilis.)
  110. Plate XLI
  111. [Plate XL. The least bittern. (Ardetta exilis.) cont.]
  112. Plate XLI. Red-breasted sandpiper, ash-colored sandpiper, gray-back, robin-snipe, or knot. (Tringa canutus.)
  113. Plate XLII. The Florida gallinule. (Gallinula galeata.)
  114. Plate XLII
  115. Plate XLIII
  116. Plate XLIV
  117. [Plate XLII. The Florida gallinule. (Gallinula galeata.) cont.]
  118. Plate XLIII. The frigate, or man-of-war bird. (Tachypetes aquilus.)
  119. Plate XLIV. The wood ibis. (Tantalus loculator.)
  120. Plate XLV. The turnstone. (Strepsilas interpres.)
  121. Plate XLV
  122. [Plate XLV. The turnstone. (Strepsilas interpres.) cont.]
  123. Plate XLVI. The long-billed curlew- -sickle-bill. (Numenius longirostris.)
  124. Plate XLVI
  125. Plate XLVII
  126. [Plate XLVI. The long-billed curlew- -sickle-bill. (Numenius longirostris.) cont.]
  127. Plate XLVII. The green black-capped fly-catcher. (Myiodioctes pusillus.)
  128. Plate XLVIII. The sharp-tailed finch. (Ammodromus candacutus.)
  129. Plate XLVIII
  130. [Plate XLVIII. The sharp-tailed finch. (Ammodromus candacutus.) cont.]
  131. Plate XLIX
  132. [Plate XLVIII. The sharp-tailed finch. (Ammodromus candacutus.) cont.]
  133. Plate XLIX. The savanna sparrow. (Passerculus savanna.)
  134. Plate L. The olive-sided flycatcher. (Contopus borealis.)
  135. Plate L
  136. [Plate L. The olive-sided flycatcher. (Contopus borealis.) cont.]
  137. Plate LI
  138. [Plate L. The olive-sided flycatcher. (Contopus borealis.) cont.]
  139. Plate LI. The white pelican. (Pelicanus trachyrhynchus.)
  140. Plate LII. The spoonbill, or shoveller duck. (Spatula clypeata.)
  141. Plate LII
  142. [Plate LII. The spoonbill, or shoveller duck. (Spatula clypeata.) cont.]
  143. Plate LIII
  144. [Plate LII. The spoonbill, or shoveller duck. (Spatula clypeata.) cont.]
  145. Plate LIII. Black-backed three-toed woodpecker. (Picoides arcticus.)
  146. Plate LIV. Trumpeter swan. (Cygnus buccinator.)
  147. Plate LIV
  148. Plate LV
  149. [Plate LIV. Trumpeter swan. (Cygnus buccinator.) cont.]
  150. Plate LV. Pinnated grouse--prairie hen. (Cupidonia cupido.)
  151. Plate LVI. Cedar bird. (Ampelis cedrorum.)
  152. Plate LVI
  153. Plate LVII
  154. [Plate LVI. Cedar bird. (Ampelis cedrorum.) cont.]
  155. Plate LVII. Tropic bird. (Phaethon æthereus.)
  156. Plate LVIII
  157. Plate LIX
  158. Plate LVIII. Sharp-shinned hawk--pigeon hawk. (Nisus fuscus.)
  159. Plate LIX. Golden eagle--ring-tailed eagle. (Aquila canadensis.)
  160. Plate LX. American or whistling swan. (Cygnus americanus.)
  161. Plate LX
  162. Plate LXI
  163. [Plate LX. American or whistling swan. Cygnus americanus.) cont.]
  164. Plate LXI. White-fronted goose--speckle-belly. (Anser albifrons.)
  165. Plate LXII. American widgeon--baldpate. (Mareca americana.)
  166. Plate LXII
  167. Plate LXIII
  168. [Plate LXII. American widgeon--baldpate. (Mareca americana.) cont.]
  169. Plate LXIII. Canvas-back duck. (Fuligula vallisneria.)
  170. Plate LXIV. Cinnamon teal--Red-breasted teal. (Querquedula cyanoptera.)
  171. Plate LXIV
  172. Plate LXV
  173. [Plate LXIV. Cinnamon teal--Red-breasted teal. (Querquedula cyanoptera.) cont.]
  174. Plate LXV. Eider duck. (Somateria mollissima.)
  175. Plate LXVI. Kittiwake gull. (Larus tridactylus.)
  176. Plate LXVI
  177. [Plate LXVI. Kittiwake gull. (Larus tridactylus.) cont.]
  178. Plate LXVII. The raven. (Corvus corax.)
  179. Plate LXVII
  180. Plate LXVIII
  181. [Plate LXVII. The raven. (Corvus corax.) cont.]
  182. Plate LXVIII. American or red flamingo. (Phoenicopteri roseus.)
  183. Plate LXIX. Common gannet--salon goose. (Sula bassana.)
  184. Plate LXIX
  185. Plate LXX
  186. [Plate LXIX. Common gannet--salon goose. (Sula bassana.) cont.]
  187. Plate LXX. Audubon's warbler. (Dendroeca audubonii.)
  188. Plate LXXI
  189. [Plate LXX. Audubon's warbler. (Dendroeca audubonii.) cont.]
  190. Plate LXXI. Steller's jay. (Cyanurus stellerii.)
  191. Plate LXXII. American barn swallow, barn swallow. (Hirundo horreorum.)
  192. Plate LXXII
  193. [Plate LXXII. American barn swallow, barn swallow. (Hirundo horreorum.) cont.]
  194. Plate LXXIII. Red and white-shouldered blackbird, Three-colored Tropial. (Ageloeus tricolor.)
  195. Plate LXXIII
  196. [Plate LXXIII. Red and white-shouldered blackbird, Three-colored Tropial. (Ageloeus tricolor.) cont.]
  197. Plate LXXIV
  198. Plate LXXIV. Fork-tailed gull. (Xema sabinei.)
  199. Plate LXXV. Great auk. (Alca impennis.)
  200. Plate LXXV
  201. [Plate LXXV. Great auk. (Alca impennis.) cont.]
  202. Plate LXXVI
  203. [Plate LXXV. Great auk. (Alca impennis.) cont.]
  204. Plate LXXVI. Fork-tailed flycatcher. (Milvulus tyrannus.)
  205. Plate LXXVII. Jer-falcon, or gyr-falcon. (Falco sacer, var. candicans.)
  206. Plate LXXVIII. Ruffed grouse, partridge, or pheasant. (Bonasa umbellus.)
  207. Plate LXXVII
  208. Plate LXXVIII
  209. [Plate LXXVIII. Ruffed grouse, partridge, or pheasant. (Bonasa umbellus.) cont.]
  210. Plate LXXIX. Great white egret, or white heron. (Ardea egretta.)
  211. Plate LXXIX
  212. [Plate LXXIX. Great white egret, or white heron. (Ardea egretta.) cont.]
  213. Plate LXXX. Great blue heron. (Ardea herodias.)
  214. Plate LXXXI. Short-eared owl. (Brachyotus palustris.)
  215. Plate LXXX
  216. Plate LXXXI
  217. [Plate LXXXI. Short-eared owl. (Brachyotus palustris.) cont.]
  218. Plate LXXXII. Roseate spoonbill. (Platalea ajaja.)
  219. Plate LXXXII
  220. Plate LXXXIII
  221. [Plate LXXXII. Roseate spoonbill. (Platalea ajaja.) cont.]
  222. Plate LXXXIII. Brant goose--Black brant--brant or brent. (Bernicla brenta.)
  223. Plate LXXXIV
  224. Plate LXXXV
  225. [Plate LXXXIII. Brant goose--Black brant--brant or brent. (Bernicla brenta.) cont.]
  226. Plate LXXXIV. Brown pelican. (Pelicanus fuscus.)
  227. Plate LXXXV. Brown or sandhill crane. (Grus canadensis.)
  228. Plate LXXXVI. Yellow-nosed albatross. (Diomedea chlororhynchos.)
  229. Plate LXXXVII. Arkansas goldfinch. (Chrysomitris psaltria.)
  230. Plate LXXXVI
  231. Plate LXXXVII
  232. [Plate LXXXVII. Arkansas goldfinch. (Chrysomitris psaltria.) cont.]
  233. Plate LXXXVIII. Black ptilogonys--black-crested flycatcher. (Phaenopepla nitens.)
  234. Plate LXXXVIII. Plate LXXXVIII.
  235. [Plate LXXXVIII. Black ptilogonye--black-crested flycatcher. (Phaenopepla nitens.) cont.]
  236. Plate LXXXIX. Brown-headed woodpecker. (Sphrapicus thyroideus.)
  237. Plate LXXXIX
  238. Plate XC
  239. [Plate LXXXIX. Brown-headed woodpecker. (Sphrapicus thyroideus.) cont.]
  240. Plate XC. Golden-crowned sparrow, yellow-crowned finch, or yellow-crowned sparrow. (Zonotrichia coronata.)
  241. Plate XCI. Glossy, or bay ibis. (Ibis falcinellus, var. ordii.)
  242. Plate XCI
  243. Plate XCII
  244. [Plate XCI. Glossy, or bay ibis. (Ibis falcinellus, var. ordii.) cont.]
  245. Plate XCII. Woodhouse's jay. (Aphelocoma floridana, var. woodhousei.)
  246. Plate XCIII
  247. [Plate XCII. Woodhouse's jay. (Aphelocoma floridana, var. woodhousei.) cont.]
  248. Plate XCIII. California jay. (Cyanocitta californica.)
  249. Plate XCIV. Baird's sparrow. Baird's bunting. (Centronyx bairdii.)
  250. Plate XCIV
  251. Plate XCV
  252. [Plate XCIV. Baird's sparrow. Baird's bunting. (Centronyx bairdii.) cont.]
  253. Plate XCV. American lanier, or prairie falcon. Lanier falcon. Prairie hawk. (Falco mexicanus, var. polyagrus.)
  254. Plate XCVI. Canada grouse. Spruce grouse. Wood grouse. Swamp partridge. Black grouse. Black-spotted heath cock. (Tetrao canadensis.)
  255. Plate XCVI.
  256. Plate XCVII
  257. [Plate XCVI. Canada grouse. Spruce grouse. Wood grouse. Swamp partridge. Black grouse. Black-spotted heath cock. (tetrao canadensis.) cont.]
  258. Plate XCVII. Mexican trogon. (Trogon mexicanus.)
  259. Plate XCVIII. Swallow-tailed kite. (Naucterus furcatus.)
  260. Plate XCVIII
  261. [Plate XCVIII. Swallow-tailed kite. (Naucterus furcatus.) cont.]
  262. Plate XCIX. Black-footed albatross. (Diomedea nigripes.)
  263. Plate C. Least vireo. (Virio pusillus.)
  264. Plate XCIX
  265. Plate C+H2
  266. [Plate C. Least Vireo. (vireo pusillus.) cont.]
  267. Plate CI. Texas orchard oriole. (Icterus spurius, var. affinis.)
  268. Plate CI
  269. Plate CII
  270. [Plate CI. Texas orchard oriole. (Icterus spurius, var. affinis.) cont.]
  271. Plate CII. Short-tailed albatross. (Diomedea brachyura.)
  272. Plate CIII. Red-vented thrasher; Crissal thrush; Henry's thrush. (Harporhynchus crissalis.)
  273. Plate CIII.
  274. [Plate CIII. Red-vented thrasher; Crissal thrush; Henry's thrush. (Harporhynchus crissalis.) cont.]
  275. Plate CIV
  276. Plate CIV. Gould's, or Samuel's song sparrow. (Melospiza melodia, var. gouldii.)
  277. Plate CV. Rio Grande, or green jay. (Xanthoura incas, var. luxuosa.)
  278. Plate CV
  279. [Plate CV. Rio Grande, or green jay. (Xanthoura incas, var. luxuosa.) cont.]
  280. Plate CVI
  281. [Plate CV. Rio Grande, or green jay. (Xanthoura incas, var. luxuosa.) cont.]
  282. Plate CVI. Crested grebe. (Podiceps cristatus.)
  283. Plate CVII
  284. [Plate CVI. Crested grebe. (Podiceps cristatus.) cont.]
  285. Plate CVII. Pacific fulmar. (Fulmarus glacialis, var. pacificus.)
  286. Plate CVIII. Painted goose; Emperor goose. (Philacte canagica.)
  287. Plate CVIII
  288. Plate CIX
  289. [Plate CVIII. Painted goose; Emperor goose. (Philacte canagica.) cont.]
  290. Plate CIX. Red-billed pigeon or dove. (Columba flavirostris.)
  291. Plate CX. Femoral or aplomado falcon. (Falco femoralis.)
  292. Plate CX
  293. [Plate CX. Femoral or aplomado falcon. (Falco femoralis.) cont.]
  294. Plate CXI. California vulture or condor. (Cathartes californianus.)
  295. Plate CXI
  296. Plate CXII
  297. [Plate CXI. California vulture or condor. (Cathartes californianus.) cont.]
  298. Plate CXII. Dusky seaside finch. (Ammodromus maritimus, var. nigrescens.)
  299. Plate CXIII
  300. Plate CXIII. Hawk owl; day owl. (Surnia ulula, var. hudsonia.)
  301. Plate CXIV. Black-headed finch. (Phonipara zena.)
  302. Plate CXIV
  303. [Plate CXIV. Black-headed finch. (Phonipara zena.) cont.]
  304. Plate CXV. Common wild turkey; Mexican turkey. (Meleagris gallopavo.)
  305. Plate CXV
  306. [Plate CXV. Common wild turkey; Mexican turkey. (Meleagris gallopavo.) cont.]
  307. Plate CXVI. Ivory gull. (Larus eburneus.)
  308. Plate CXVI
  309. Plate CXVII
  310. [Plate CXVI. Ivory gull. (Larus eburneus.) cont.]
  311. Plate CXVII. Western red-shouldered buzzard. (Buteo lineatus, var. elegans.)
  312. Plate CXVIII. Alaskan gray jay; dusky Canada jay. (Perisoreus canadensis, var. obscurus.)
  313. Plate CXVIII
  314. [Plate CXVIII. Alaskan gray jay; dusky Canada jay. (Perisoreus canadensis, var. obscurus.) cont.]
  315. Plate CXIX
  316. [Plate CXVIII. Alaskan gray jay; dusky Canada jay. (Perisoreus canadensis, var. obscurus.) cont.]
  317. Plate CXIX. Baird's sandpiper. (Tringa bairdii.)
  318. Index
  319. [Cover]