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Birds Of Great Britain Collection

"Birds of Great Britain: A Diverse Avian Tapestry" From the majestic Falco rusticolus, also known as the gyrfalcon, to the charming Emberiza calandra or corn bunting

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Carduelis spinus, Eurasian siskin

Carduelis spinus, Eurasian siskin
Plate 37 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole

Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole
Plate 31 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon
Plate 13 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Emberiza calandra, corn bunting

Emberiza calandra, corn bunting
Plate 26 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Caprimulgus europaeus, European nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus, European nightjar
Plate 1 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Nyctea scandiaca, snowy owl

Nyctea scandiaca, snowy owl
Plate 34 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Mergellus albellus, smew

Mergellus albellus, smew
Plate 37 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Gavia stellata, red-throated diver

Gavia stellata, red-throated diver
Plate 45 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Motacilla alba, white wagtail

Motacilla alba, white wagtail
Plate 2 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Crex crex, corncrake

Crex crex, corncrake
Plate 87 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Lanius collurio, red-backed shrike

Lanius collurio, red-backed shrike
Plate 15 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Perdix perdix, grey partridge

Perdix perdix, grey partridge
Plate 13 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Phalacrocorax aristotelis, European shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis, European shag
Plate 53 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Carduelis flammea cabaret, lesser redpoll

Carduelis flammea cabaret, lesser redpoll
Plate 52 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Sterna albifrons, little tern

Sterna albifrons, little tern
Plate 73 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Passer domesticus, house sparrow

Passer domesticus, house sparrow
Plate 32 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Podiceps cristatus, great crested grebe

Podiceps cristatus, great crested grebe
Plate 38 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Bucephala clangula, common goldeneye

Bucephala clangula, common goldeneye
Plate 31 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Motacilla flava thunbergi, yellow wagtail

Motacilla flava thunbergi, yellow wagtail
Plate 4 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Aegithalos caudatus, long-tailed tit

Aegithalos caudatus, long-tailed tit
Plate 28 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan

Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan
Plate 10 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Tringa ochropus, green sandpiper

Tringa ochropus, green sandpiper
Plate 56 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Loxia pytyopsittacus, parrot crossbill

Loxia pytyopsittacus, parrot crossbill
Plate 46 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Phalacrocorax carbo, great cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo, great cormorant
Plate 52 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Tringa glareola, wood sandpiper

Tringa glareola, wood sandpiper
Plate 57 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Ciconia ciconia, European white stork

Ciconia ciconia, European white stork
Plate 30 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Porzana parva, little crake

Porzana parva, little crake
Plate 90 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Falco vespertinus, red-footed falcon

Falco vespertinus, red-footed falcon
Plate 20 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Falco subbuteo, Eurasian hobby

Falco subbuteo, Eurasian hobby
Plate 18 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Ardea purpurea, purple heron

Ardea purpurea, purple heron
Plate 21 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Fulica atra, common coot

Fulica atra, common coot
Plate 84 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Lymnocryptes minimus, jack snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus, jack snipe
Plate 80 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Burhinus oedicnemus, Eurasian stone curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus, Eurasian stone curlew
Plate 35 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Anas clypeata, northern shoveller

Anas clypeata, northern shoveller

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Philomacus pugnax, ruff

Philomacus pugnax, ruff
Plate 62 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Ixobrychus minutus, little bittern

Ixobrychus minutus, little bittern
Plate 29 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Turnix sylvaticus, Common buttonquail

Turnix sylvaticus, Common buttonquail
Plate 16 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Stercorarius skua, great skua

Stercorarius skua, great skua
Plate 78 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Coccothraustes coccothraustes, hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes, hawfinch
Plate 40 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Buteo lagopus, rough-legged buzzard

Buteo lagopus, rough-legged buzzard
Plate 7 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Tadorna tadorna, common shelduck

Tadorna tadorna, common shelduck
Plate 11 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Phoenicurus ochruros, black redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros, black redstart
Plate 52 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Alectoris rufa, red-legged partridge

Alectoris rufa, red-legged partridge
Plate 14 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Sylvia undata, Dartford warbler

Sylvia undata, Dartford warbler
Plate 59 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Cursorius cursor, cream-coloured courser

Cursorius cursor, cream-coloured courser
Plate 44 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageBirds Of Great Britain Collection: Tringa totanus, common redshank

Tringa totanus, common redshank
Plate 54 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph



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"Birds of Great Britain: A Diverse Avian Tapestry" From the majestic Falco rusticolus, also known as the gyrfalcon, to the charming Emberiza calandra or corn bunting, Great Britain is home to a fascinating array of bird species. One cannot help but be captivated by the ethereal beauty of Nyctea scandiaca, commonly known as the snowy owl. With its pure white plumage and piercing yellow eyes, this magnificent creature stands out against any wintry backdrop. The Phalacrocorax aristotelis or European shag is another avian resident found along British coastlines. These sleek black birds are often seen perched on rocky cliffs, their feathers glistening in the sunlight. In contrast to these dark-hued birds, we have Oriolus oriolus - the Eurasian golden oriole. Its vibrant yellow plumage and melodious song bring a burst of color and joy to woodlands across Great Britain. Motacilla alba, better known as the white wagtail, can be spotted near rivers and lakes throughout the country. Their distinctive wagging tails add an element of charm to their already delightful presence. Venturing into meadows and grasslands reveals one of nature's hidden gems - Crex crex or corncrake. This elusive bird's unique call echoes through fields during summer evenings when it emerges from its well-concealed hiding spots. Aegithalos caudatus or long-tailed tit brings a touch of whimsy with its fluffy appearance and long tail that seems almost disproportionate for such a small bird. They flit about in flocks among trees and shrubs like tiny acrobats. Carduelis flammea cabaret adds splashes of crimson with its vibrant red head cap amongst frost-covered branches during winter months; this lesser redpoll brightens up even the gloomiest of days.