Bird Guide Water Birds, Game Birds, and Birds of Prey
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Bird Guide Water Birds, Game Birds, and Birds of Prey

By Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
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Table of Contents
  • BIRD GUIDE Water Birds, Game Birds and Birds of Prey
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • THINGS TO REMEMBER Characteristics of Form or Habit That Will Determine to What Order or Family Birds Belong.
    • ORDER 1. DIVING BIRDS—Pygopodes.
    • ORDER 2. LONG-WINGED SWIMMERS.—Longipennes.
    • ORDER 3. TUBE-NOSED SWIMMERS.—Tubinares.
    • ORDER 4. TOTIPALMATE SWIMMERS.—Steganopodes.
    • ORDER 5. DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS. Anseres.
    • ORDER 6. FLAMINGOES. Odontoglossæ.
    • ORDER 7. HERONS, IBISES, ETC. Herodiones.
    • ORDER 8. MARSH BIRDS. Paludicolæ.
    • ORDER 9. SHORE BIRDS. Limicolæ.
    • ORDER 10. FOWLS. Gallinæ.
    • ORDER 11. PIGEONS AND DOVES. Columbæ.
    • ORDER 12. BIRDS OF PREY. Raptores.
  • BIRD GUIDE
    • DIVING BIRDS—Order Pygopodes GREBES—Family Colymbidæ
    • WESTERN GREBE
    • HOLBŒLL GREBE
    • HORNED GREBE
    • AMERICAN EARED GREBE
    • LEAST OR ST. DOMINGO GREBE
    • PIED-BILLED GREBE
    • LOONS—Family Gavidæ
    • LOON; GREAT NORTHERN DIVER
    • BLACK-THROATED LOON
    • RED-THROATED LOON
    • AUKS, MURRES and PUFFINS—Family Alcidæ
    • PUFFIN; SEA PARROT
    • BLACK GUILLEMOT; SEA PIGEON
    • MURRE
    • RAZOR-BILLED AUK
    • GREAT AUK
    • DOVEKIE; SEA DOVE
    • LONG-WINGED SWIMMERS—Order Longipennes SKUAS AND JÆGERS—Family Stercorariidæ
    • SKUA
    • POMARINE JAEGER
    • PARASITIC JAEGER
    • LONG-TAILED JAEGER
    • GULLS AND TERNS—Family Laridæ
    • IVORY GULL
    • KITTIWAKE
    • GLAUCUS GULL
    • ICELAND GULL
    • KUMLIEN GULL
    • GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
    • HERRING GULL
    • RING-BILLED GULL
    • LAUGHING GULL
    • FRANKLIN GULL
    • BONAPARTE GULL
    • ROSS GULL; WEDGE-TAILED GULL
    • SABINE GULL
    • GULL-BILLED TERN
    • CASPIAN TERN
    • ROYAL TERN
    • CABOT TERN
    • TRUDEAU TERN
    • FORSTER TERN
    • COMMON TERN
    • ARCTIC TERN
    • ROSEATE TERN
    • LEAST TERN
    • SOOTY TERN
    • BRIDLED TERN
    • BLACK TERN
    • NODDY
    • SKIMMERS—Family Rynchopidæ
    • BLACK SKIMMER
    • TUBE-NOSED SWIMMERS—Order Tubinares SHEARWATERS—Family Procellaridæ
    • FULMAR
    • CORY SHEARWATER
    • AUDUBON SHEARWATER
    • GREATER SHEARWATER
    • SOOTY SHEARWATER
    • STORMY PETREL
    • WILSON PETREL
    • LEACH PETREL
    • TOTIPALMATE SWIMMERS—Order Steganopodes TROPIC BIRD—Family Phæthontidæ
    • YELLOW-BILLED TROPIC BIRD
    • GANNETS—Family Sulidæ
    • BLUE-FACED BOOBY
    • BOOBY
    • GANNET
    • DARTERS—Family Anhingdæ
    • ANHINGA; SNAKE BIRD
    • CORMORANTS—Family Phalacrocoracidæ
    • CORMORANT
    • DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
    • MEXICAN CORMORANT
    • PELICANS—Family Pelecanidæ
    • WHITE PELICAN
    • BROWN PELICAN
    • MAN-O’-WAR BIRDS—Family Fregatidæ
    • MAN-O’-WAR BIRD; FRIGATE BIRD
    • ORDER ANSERES
    • AMERICAN MERGANSER
    • RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
    • HOODED MERGANSER
    • MALLARD
    • BLACK DUCK
    • FLORIDA DUCK
    • GADWALL
    • WIDGEON
    • BALDPATE; AMERICAN WIDGEON
    • GREEN-WINGED TEAL
    • BLUE-WINGED TEAL
    • CINNAMON TEAL
    • SHOVELLER
    • PINTAIL
    • WOOD DUCK
    • REDHEAD
    • CANVAS-BACK
    • AMERICAN SCAUP DUCK
    • LESSER SCAUP DUCK
    • RING-NECKED DUCK
    • BUFFLE-HEAD
    • AMERICAN GOLDEN-EYE
    • BARROW GOLDEN-EYE
    • OLD SQUAW; LONG-TAILED DUCK
    • HARLEQUIN DUCK
    • LABRADOR DUCK
    • NORTHERN EIDER
    • AMERICAN EIDER
    • KING EIDER
    • AMERICAN SCOTER
    • WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
    • SURF SCOTER
    • RUDDY DUCK
    • LESSER SNOW GOOSE
    • GREATER SNOW GOOSE
    • BLUE GOOSE
    • AMERICAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
    • CANADA GOOSE
    • BRANT
    • BLACK-BELLIED TREE DUCK
    • FULVOUS TREE DUCK
    • WHISTLING SWAN
    • ORDER ODONTOGLOSSÆ FLAMINGOES—Family Phœnicopteridæ
    • FLAMINGO
    • HERONS, STORKS, IBISES—Order Herodiones Family Plataleidæ
    • ROSEATE SPOONBILL
    • IBISES—Family Ibididæ
    • WHITE IBIS
    • SCARLET IBIS
    • GLOSSY IBIS
    • WHITE-FACED GLOSSY IBIS
    • STORKS—Family Ciconidæ
    • WOOD IBIS
    • BITTERNS, ETC.—Family Ardeidæ
    • AMERICAN BITTERN
    • LEAST BITTERN
    • CORY LEAST BITTERN
    • GREAT WHITE HERON
    • GREAT BLUE HERON
    • AMERICAN EGRET
    • SNOWY HERON
    • REDDISH EGRET
    • LOUISIANA HERON
    • LITTLE BLUE HERON
    • GREEN HERON
    • BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
    • YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
    • CRANES, RAILS, ETC.—Order Paludicolæ CRANES—Family Gruidæ
    • WHOOPING CRANE
    • LITTLE BROWN CRANE
    • SANDHILL CRANE
    • COURLANS—Family Aramidæ
    • LIMPKIN
    • RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS—Family Rallidæ
    • KING RAIL
    • CLAPPER RAIL
    • VIRGINIA RAIL
    • CAROLINA RAIL; SORA
    • YELLOW RAIL
    • BLACK RAIL
    • PURPLE GALLINULE
    • FLORIDA GALLINULE
    • AMERICAN COOT
    • SHORE BIRDS—Order Limicolæ PHALAROPES—Family Phalaropodidæ
    • RED PHALAROPE
    • NORTHERN PHALAROPE
    • WILSON PHALAROPE
    • AVOCETS AND STILTS—Family Recurvirostridæ
    • AMERICAN AVOCET
    • BLACK-NECKED STILT
    • SNIPES, SANDPIPERS, ETC.—Family Scolopacidæ
    • AMERICAN WOODCOCK
    • WILSON SNIPE
    • DOWITCHER
    • STILT SANDPIPER
    • KNOT
    • PURPLE SANDPIPER
    • PECTORAL SANDPIPER
    • WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
    • BAIRD SANDPIPER
    • LEAST SANDPIPER
    • SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER
    • RED-BACKED SANDPIPER
    • SANDERLING
    • MARBLED GODWIT
    • HUDSONIAN GODWIT
    • GREATER YELLOW-LEGS
    • LESSER YELLOW-LEGS
    • SOLITARY SANDPIPER
    • WILLET
    • BARTRAMIAN SANDPIPER
    • BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
    • SPOTTED SANDPIPER
    • LONG-BILLED CURLEW
    • HUDSONIAN CURLEW
    • ESKIMO CURLEW
    • PLOVERS—Family Charadriidæ
    • BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
    • AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
    • KILLDEER
    • SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
    • PIPING PLOVER
    • SNOWY PLOVER
    • WILSON PLOVER
    • MOUNTAIN PLOVER
    • TURNSTONE
    • RUDDY TURNSTONE
    • AMERICAN OYSTER-CATCHER
    • MEXICAN JACANA
    • GROUSE, PARTRIDGES, ETC.—Order Gallinæ Family Odontophoridæ
    • BOB-WHITE; QUAIL; VIRGINIA PARTRIDGE
    • SCALED PARTRIDGE
    • GAMBEL PARTRIDGE
    • MEARNS OR MASSENA PARTRIDGE
    • DUSKY GROUSE
    • HUDSONIAN SPRUCE GROUSE
    • CANADA GROUSE; SPRUCE GROUSE
    • RUFFED GROUSE
    • WILLOW PTARMIGAN
    • ROCK PTARMIGAN
    • PRAIRIE HEN; PINNATED GROUSE
    • HEATH HEN
    • LESSER PRAIRIE HEN
    • PRAIRIE SHARP-TAILED GROUSE
    • SAGE GROUSE
    • Family Meleagridæ
    • WILD TURKEY
    • RING-NECKED OR MONGOLIAN PHEASANT
    • FAMILY CRACIDÆ
    • CHACHALACA
    • PIGEONS AND DOVES—Order Columbæ Family Columbidæ
    • PASSENGER PIGEON
    • MOURNING DOVE
    • WHITE-FRONTED DOVE
    • WHITE-WINGED DOVE
    • GROUND DOVE
    • INCA DOVE
    • VULTURES, HAWKS AND OWLS—Order Raptores AMERICAN VULTURES—Family Cathartidæ
    • TURKEY VULTURE OR BUZZARD
    • BLACK VULTURE
    • FALCONS, HAWKS AND EAGLES—Family Falconidæ
    • SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
    • WHITE-TAILED KITE
    • MISSISSIPPI KITE
    • EVERGLADE KITE
    • MARSH HAWK
    • SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
    • COOPER HAWK
    • AMERICAN GOSHAWK
    • HARRIS HAWK
    • RED-TAILED HAWK
    • RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
    • SENNETT WHITE-TAILED HAWK
    • SWAINSON HAWK
    • BROAD-WINGED HAWK
    • AMERICAN ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
    • FERRUGINOUS ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
    • GOLDEN EAGLE
    • BALD EAGLE
    • WHITE GRYFALCON
    • GRAY GYRFALCON
    • PRAIRIE FALCON
    • DUCK HAWK
    • PIGEON HAWK
    • RICHARDSON MERLIN
    • SPARROW HAWK
    • AUDUBON CARACARA
    • AMERICAN OSPREY; FISH HAWK
    • FAMILY ALUCONIDÆ
    • BARN OWL
    • HORNED OWLS—Family Bubonidæ
    • AMERICAN LONG-EARED OWL
    • SHORT-EARED OWL
    • BARRED OWL
    • GREAT GRAY OWL
    • RICHARDSON OWL
    • SAW-WHET OWL; ACADIAN OWL.
    • SCREECH OWL
    • GREAT HORNED OWL
    • SNOWY OWL
    • AMERICAN HAWK OWL
    • BURROWING OWL
  • INDEX.
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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