The Birds of Great Britain

John Gould
(drawn by John Gould, Joseph Wolf, H.C. Richter & Wm. Hart;
lith'd by H.C. Richter & Wm. Hart)
London 1862 - 1873
5 Volumes (25 parts) - 367 lithographic plates

Volume 1 Scientific Name Common Name
1 Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture
2 Aquila chrysaëos,Briss. Golden Eagle
3 Aquila nævia Spotted Eagle
4 Haliaëus albicilla Sea-Eagle
5 Pandion haliaëus Osprey
6 Buteo vulgaris Common Buzzard
7 Archibuteo lagopus Rough-Legged Buzzard
8 Pernis apivorus Honey-Buzzard
9 Astur palumbarius Goshawk
10 Accipiter nisus Sparrow-Hawk
11 Falco islandus,J. F. Gmel. Iceland Falcon
12 Falco islandus,J. F. Gmel. Iceland Falcon (young)
13 Falco candicans,J. F. Gmel. Greenland Falcon, light race
14 Falco candicans,J. F. Gmel. Greenland Falcon, dark race
15 Falco candicans,J. F. Gmel. Greenland Falcon, dark race (young)
16 Falco gyrfalco,Linn. Norwegian or Gyrfalcon
17 Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon
18 Falco subbuteo,Linn. Hobby
19 Falco æsalon,Gmel. Merlin
20 Erythropus vespertinus Orange-Legged Hobby
21 Tinnunculus alaudarius Kestrel
22 Milvus regalis Kite or Glead
23 Milvus migrans Black Kite
24 Circus æruginosus Marsh-Harrier
25 Circus æruginosus Marsh-Harrier (young)
26 Circus cyaneus Hen Harrier
27 Circus cineraceus Ash-Coloured Harrier
28 Strix flammea,Linn. Barn-Owl.
29 Syrnium Aluco Tawny or Brown Owl
30 Bubo maximus,Sibb. Eagle Owl
31 Otus vulgaris Long-Eared Owl
32 Brachyotus palustris Short-Eared Owl
33 Scops zorca Scops Eared Owl
34 Nyctea nivea Snowy Owl
35 Surnia funerea Hawk Owl
36 Nyctale tengmalmi Tengmalm's Owl
37 Athene noctua Little Owl
Volume 2 Scientific Name Common Name
1 Caprimulgus europæus,Linn. Nightjar, or Goatsucker
2 Caprimulgus ruficollis,Temm. Red-Necked Goatsucker
3 Cypselus apus Swift
4 Cypselus melba Alpine Swift
5 Hirundo rustica,Linn. Swallow
6 Chelidon urbica House-Martin
7 Cotyle riparia Sand-Martin
8 Cotyle riparia Sand-Martin (young)
9 Merops apiaster,Linn. Bee-Eater
10 Alcedo ispida,Linn. Kingfisher
11 Coracias garrula,Linn. Roller
12 Upupa epops,Linn. Hoopoe
13 Lanius excubitor,Linn. Great Grey Shrike
14 Lanius minor,Gmel. Rose-breasted Shrike
15 Enneoctonus collurio Butcher Bird
16 Enneoctonus rufus Woodchat
17 Muscicapa atricapilla,Linn. Pied Flycatcher
18 Muscicapa collaris,Bechst. White-Collared Flycatcher
19 Butalis grisola Spotted Flycatcher
20 Erythrosterna parva Red-breasted Flycatcher
21 Ampelis garrulus Waxen Chatterer
22 Sitta cæsia,Wolf et Meyer. Nuthatch
23 Parus major,Linn. Great Tit
24 Parus cæruleus Blue Tit
25 Parus ater Coal Tit
26 Parus cristatus,Linn. Crested Tit
27 Pœcile palustris Marsh-Tit
28 Mecistura caudata Long-Tailed Tit
29 Mecistura caudata Long-Tailed Tit (young)
30 Calamophilus biarmicus Bearded Tit
31 Oriolus galbula,Linn. Golden Oriole
32 Turdus musicus,Linn. Thrush
33 Turdus viscivorus,Linn. Missel-Thrush
34 Turdus iliacus,Linn. Redwing
35 Turdus pilaris,Linn. Fieldfare
36 Turdus atrogularis,Temm. Black-Throated Thrush
37 Merula vulgaris,Ray. Blackbird
38 Merula torquata Ring-Ousel
39 Oreocincla aurea White's Thrush
40 Cichloselys sibiricus Siberian Thrush
41 Cinclus aquaticus Water-Ouzel or Dipper
42 Cinclus melanogaster,Temm. Black-Bellied Water-Ouzel
43 Petrocossyphus cyanus Blue Rock-Thrush
44 Petrocincla saxatilis Rock-Thrush
45 Saxicola œnanthe Wheatear
46 Pratincola rubetra Whinchat
47 Pratincola rubicola Stone-Chat or Furze-Chat
48 Erythacus rubecula Robin, or Redbreast
49 Cyanecula suecica Red-Throated Bluebreast
50 Cyanecula leucocyana White-Throated Bluebreast
51 Ruticilla phœnicura Redstart
52 Ruticilla tithys Black Redstart
53 Aëdon galactodes Rufous Sedge-Warbler
54 Accentor alpinus Alpine Accentor
55 Accentor modularis Hedge-Accentor, or Hedgesparrow
56 Luscinia philomela Nightingale
57 Sylvia cinerea Whitethroat
58 Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat
59 Melizophilus provincialis Dartford Warbler
60 Curruca atricapilla Blackcap
61 Curruca orphea Orphean Warbler
62 Curruca hortensis Garden-Warbler
63 Troglodytes europæus Common Wren
64 Certhia familiaris,Linn. Tree-Creeper
65 Phyllopneuste trochilus Willow-Wren
66 Phyllopneuste rufa Chiff-Chaff
67 Phyllopneuste sibilatrix Wood Wren
68 Reguloïdes superciliosus Yellow-Browed Warbler
69 Regulus cristatus,Ray. Golden-Crested Wren, or Kinglet
70 Regulus ingnicapillus Fire-Crested Wren
71 Ficedula hypolais Melodious Warbler
72 Acrocephalus turdoïdes Thrush Warbler
73 Calamoherpe arundinacea Reed Warbler
74 Calamoherpe palustris Marsh Warbler
75 Calamodyta phragmitis Sedge Warbler of Chat
76 Calamodyta aquatica Aquatic Warbler
77 Lusciniopsis luscinioides Savi's Warbler
78 Locustella avicula,Ray. Grasshopper Warbler
Volume 3 Scientific Name Common Name
1 Motacilla yarrelli,Gould. Pied Wagtail
2 Motacilla alba,Linn. White Wagtail
3 Budytes rayi Yellow Wagtail
4 Budytes flava Grey-Headed Wagtail
5 Budytes cinereocapilla Grey-Capped Wagtail
6 Calobates sulphurea Grey Wagtail (summer plumage)
7 Calobates sulphurea Grey Wagtail (winter plumage)
8 Anthus richardii,Vieill. Richard's Pipit
9 Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit
10 Anthus obscurus Rock Pipit
11 Anthus spinoletta Vinous Pipit
12 Anthus cervinus Red-Throated Pipit
13 Anthus pratensis Meadow-Pipit, or Titlark
14 Anthus arboreus,Bechst. Tree-Pipit
15 Alauda arvensis,Linn. Sky-Lark
16 Alauda arborea,Linn. Wood-Lark
17 Galerita cristata Crested Lark
18 Otocoris alpestris Shore-Lark
19 Melanocorypha calandra Calandra Lark
20 Melanocorypha leucoptera White-Winged Lark
21 Calandrella brachydactyla Short-Toed Lark
22 Emberiza citrinella,Linn. Yellowhammer or Yellow Bunting
23 Emberiza cirlus,Linn. Cirl Bunting
24 Emberiza rustica,Pall. Rustic Bunting
25 Emberiza pusilla,Pall. Dwarf Bunting
26 Crithophaga miliaria Common Bunting
27 Glycyspina hortulana Ortolan Bunting
28 Euspiza melanocephala Black-Headed Euspiza
29 Schænicola arundinacea Reed-Bunting
30 Centrophanes lapponica Lapland Bunting
31 Plectrophanes nivalis Snow-Bunting, or Snowflake
32 Passer domesticus,Ray. Common or House Sparrow
33 Passer montanus,Ray. Tree-Sparrow
34 Fringilla Cælebs Chaffinch
35 Fringilla montifringilla Bramble-Finch
36 Carduelis elegans Goldfinch
37 Chrysomitris spinus Siskin
38 Serinus hortulanus Serin Finch
39 Ligurinus chloris Greenfinch
40 Coccothraustes vulgaris Hawfinch
41 Pyrrhula vulgaris Bullfinch
42 Pyrrhula vulgaris Bullfinch (young)
43 Carpodacus erythrinus Scarlet Bullfinch
44 Pinicola enucleator Pine-Grosbeak
45 Loxia curvirostra,Linn. Common crossbill
46 Loxia pityopsittacus,Bechst. Parrot Crossbill
47 Loxia bifasciata White-winged Crossbill
48 Loxia leucoptera,Gmel. American White-winged Crossbill
49 Linota cannabina Linnet
50 Linota montium Twite or Mountain-Linnet
51 Ægiothus linaria Mealy Redpole
52 Ægiothus rufescens Lesser Redpole
53 Sturnus vulgaris,Linn. Starling
54 Sturnus vulgaris,Linn. Starling (young)
55 Pastor roseus Rose-Coloured Pastor
56 Pastor roseus Rose-Coloured Pastor (young)
57 Corvus corax,Linn. Raven
58 Corvus corone,Linn. Carrion-Crow
59 Corvus cornix,Linn. Hooded Crow
60 Corvus frugilegus,Linn. Rook
61 Corvus monedula,Linn. Jackdaw
62 Fregilus graculus Chough
63 Pica caudata Magpie
64 Garrulus glandarius Jay
65 Nucifraga caryocatactes Nutcracker
66 Nucifraga caryocatactes Nutcracker (young)
67 Cuculus canorus,Linn. Cuckoo
68 Cuculus canorus,Linn. Cuckoo (young)
69 Oxylophus glandarius Great Spotted Cuckoo
70 Picus major,Linn. Great Spotted Woodpecker
71 Picus leuconotus,Bechst. White-Backed Woodpecker
72 Picus minor,Linn. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
73 Dryocopus martius Great Black Woodpecker
74 Gecinus viridis Green Woodpecker, or Yaffle
75 Gecinus viridis Green Woodpecker, or Yaffle (young)
76 Yunx torquilla Wryneck
Volume 4 Scientific Name Common Name
1 Palumbus torquatus Wood-Pigeon-or Cushat
2 Columba œnas,Linn. Stock-Dove
3 Columba livia,Temm. Rock-Pigeon
4 Turtur auritus,Ray. Turtledove
5 Tetrao urogallus,Linn. Capercailzie or Cook of the Wood
6 Tetrao tetrix,Linn. Blackcock
7 Lagopus scoticus Red Grouse
8 Lagopus mutus Ptarmigan (Winter plumage)
9 Lagopus mutus Ptarmigan (Summer plumage)
10 Lagopus mutus Ptarmigan (Autumn plumage)
11 Syrrhaptes paradoxus Pallas's Sandgrouse
12 Phasianus colchicus,Linn. Common Pheasant
13 Perdix cinerea,Linn. Common european Partridge
14 Caccabis rubra Red-legged Partridge
15 Coturnix communis Common Quail
16 Turnix africanus,Desf. Andalusian Turnix
17 Otis tarda,Linn. Great Bustard
18 Otis tetrax,Linn. Little Bustard
19 Grus cinerea Common Crane
20 Ardea cinerea,Linn. Heron
21 Ardea purpurea,Linn. Purple Heron
22 Herodias alba Great White Egret or White Heron
23 Herodias Garzetta Little Egret
24 Bubulcus russatus Buff-backed Heron
25 Buphus comatus Squacco Heron
26 Nycticorax griseus Night-Heron
27 Botaurus stellaris Bittern
28 Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern
29 Ardetta minuta Little Bittern
30 Ciconia alba Stork
31 Ciconia nigra Black Stork
32 Platalea leucorodia,Linn. Spoonbill
33 Vanellus cristatus Lapwing or Peewit
34 Himantopus candidus Stilt- or Long-legged Plover
35 Œdicnemus crepitans Stone-Plover, or Thick-knee
36 Squatarola helvetica Grey Plover (Summer plumage)
37 Squatarola helvetica Grey Plover (Plumage of Winter and young of the year)
38 Charadrius pluvialis,Linn. Golden Plover (Summer plumage)
39 Charadrius pluvialis,Linn. Golden Plover (Winter plumage)
40 Ægialophilus cantianus Kentish Plover
41 Ægialitis hiaticula Ringed Plover
42 Ægialitis minor Little Ringed Plover
43 Eudromias morinellus Dotterel
44 Cursorius gallicus,Gmel. Cream-Coloured Courser
45 Hæmatopus ostralegus,Linn. Oyster-catcher
46 Glareola pratincola Common Pratincole
47 Falcinellus igneus Glossy Ibis
48 Numenius arquata Curlew
49 Numenius phæopus Whimbrel
50 Limosa melanura Black-tailed Godwit
51 Limosa rufa Bar-tailed Godwit
52 Recurvirostra avocetta,Linn. Avocet
53 Glottis canescens Greenshank
54 Totanus calidris Redshank
55 Totanus fuscus Spotted Redshank
56 Totanus ochropus Green Sandpiper
57 Totanus glareola Wood-Sandpiper
58 Actitis hypoleucos Summer Snipe
59 Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper
60 Strepsilas interpres Turnstone
61 Machetes pugnax Ruff
62 Machetes pugnax Ruff and Reeve in the plumage of the first autumn
63 Actiturus bartramius Bartram's Sandpiper
64 Tryngites rufescens Buff-breasted Sandpiper
65 Tringa canutus,Linn. Knot
66 Calidris arenaria Sanderling
67 Limnocinclus pectoralis Pectoral Sandpiper
68 Ancylocheilus subarquata Curlew Sandpiper
69 Pelidna cinclus Dunlin (Summer plumage)
70 Pelidna cinclus Dunlin (Winter plumage)
71 Pelidna bonapartei Bonaparte's Sandpiper
72 Actodromas minuta Little Stint
73 Leimonites temminckii Temminck's Stint
74 Arquatella maritima Purple Sandpiper
75 Limicola pygmæa Broad-billed Sandpiper
76 Macrorhamphus griseus Red-breasted or Brown Snipe
77 Scolopax rusticola,Linn. Woodcock
78 Gallinago major Great Snipe
79 Gallinago scolopacina Common Snipe
80 Lymnocryptes gallinula Jack Snipe
81 Phalaropus fulicarius Grey Phalarope (Summer plumage)
82 Phalaropus fulicarius Grey Phalarope (Winter plumage)
83 Lobipes hyperboreus Red-necked Phalarope
84 Fulica atra Coot
85 Gallinula Chloropus Moorhen
86 Rallus aquaticus,Linn. Water-Rail
87 Crex pratensis Land-Rail, or Corn-Crake
88 Porzana maruetta Spotted Crake
89 Porzana pygmæa Baillon's Crake
90 Porzana minuta Olivaceous Crake
Volume 5 Scientific Name Common Name
1 Anser ferus Grey Lag Goose
2 Anser segetum Bean-Goose
3 Anser brachyrhynchus,Baill. Pink-footed Goose
4 Anser albifrons White-fronted Goose
5 Bernicla leucopsis Bernicle Goose
6 Bernicla ruficollis Red-breasted Goose
7 Bernicla brenta Brent Goose
8 Cygnus olor Mute Swan
9 Cygnus ferus Wild Swan or Whooper
10 Cygnus minor Bewick's Swan
11 Tadorna vulpanser Sheldrake
12 Casarca rutila Ruddy Sheldrake
13 Mareca penelope Widgeon
14 Spatula clypeata Shoveller Duck
15 Anas boschas,Linn. Mallard or Wild Duck
16 Querquedula crecca Teal
17 Querquedula circia Garganey
18 Dafila acuta Pintailed Duck
19 Chaulelasmus strepera Gadwall
20 Nyroca ferina Pochard
21 Nyroca leucophthalmos White-eyed or Ferruginous Duck
22 Branta rufina Red-crested Duck
23 Fuligula cristata Tufted Duck
24 Fuligula marila Scaup Duck
25 Eniconetta stelleri Steller's Duck
26 Somateria mollissima Eider Duck
27 Somateria spectabilis King Duck
28 Oidemia nigra Scoter
29 Oidemia fusca Velvet Scoter
30 Oidemia perspicillata Surf-Scoter
31 Clangula glaucion Golden-eye
32 Histrionicus torquatus Harlequin Duck
33 Harelda glacialis Long-tailed Duck
34 Mergus castor,Linn. Goosander
35 Mergus serrator Merganser
36 Mergus cucullatus,Linn. Hooded Merganser
37 Mergus albellus Smew, or Nun
38 Podiceps cristatus Great-crested Grebe
39 Podiceps rubricollis Red-necked Grebe
40 Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe
41 Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe
42 Podiceps minor Little Grebe or Dabchick
43 Colymbus glacialis,Linn. Great Northern Diver
44 Colymbus arcticus,Linn. Black-throated Diver
45 Colymbus septentrionalis, Linn. Red-throated Diver
46 Alca impennis Great Auk
47 Alca torda,Linn Razorbill
48 Uria troile Common Guillemot
49 Uria grylle Black Guillemot
50 Mergulus alle Little Auk
51 Fratercula arctica Puffin
52 Phalacrocorax carbo Cormorant
53 Phalacrocorax graculus Crested Cormorant, or Shag
54 Sula bassana Gannet, or Solan Goose
55 Larus marinus,Linn. Great Black-backed Gull
56 Larus fuscus,Linn. Lesser Black-backed Gull
57 Larus glaucus,Brünn. Glaucous Gull
58 Larus islandicus,Edm. Iceland Gull
59 Larus argentatus,Brünn. Herring Gull
60 Larus canus,Linn. Common Gull
61 Rissa tridactyla Kittiwake
62 Pagophila eburnea Ivory Gull
63 Rhodostethia rossii Ross's Gull
64 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
65 Chroicocephalus philadelphia Bonaparte's Gull
66 Hydrocolœus minutus Little Gull
67 Xema sabini Sabine's Gull
68 Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern
69 Actochelidon cantiaca Sandwich Tern
70 Sterna hirundo,Linn? Common Tern
71 Sterna paradisea,Brünn. Roseate Tern
72 Sterna macrura,Naum. Arctic Tern
73 Sternula minuta Little Tern
74 Gelochelidon anglica Gull-billed Tern
75 Hydrochelidon nigra Black Tern
76 Hydrochelidon leucoptera White-winged Tern
77 Hydrochelidon leucopareia Whiskered Tern
78 Stercorarius catarrhactes Great Skua
79 Stercorarius pomatorhinus Pomatorhine Skua
80 Stercorarius parasiticus Arctic Skua
81 Stercorarius longicaudus Long-tailed Skua
82 Procellaria glacialis,Linn. Fulmar
83 Puffinus major,Fabr. Great Shearwater
84 Puffinus anglorum Manx Shearwater
85 Thalassidroma leachii Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
86 Thalassidroma pelagica Storm-Petrel

Return to John Gould Page

Return to JJAUDUBON GALLERY Home