The A B C Book of Birds
Buy each of these birds as its own print, perfect for a child’s playroom as the entire alphabet or as classic wall art. I’ve done the Photoshop work to separate out each bird for 27 unique print creations.
The verse about birds goes:
A is for ALBATROSS Strong wings has he, Following ships as they Sail o’er the sea B is for the famed BIRD OF PARADISE rare – Beautiful creature Whose plumes Women wear. C for the COCKATOO with its queer crest, Just like the Indian’s war-bonnet best. D for the DODO, no more shall we meet, See his hooked bill, and his short wings and feet! E for the EAGLE, our emblem of might, Seeking his prey as he soars in his flight. F for FLAMINGO web-footed and red, Long as his legs, fit for swamps where he’s bred. G for GOLDFINCH, with black and white wings, Yellow his coat, and quite sweetly he sings. H for the HERON, which wades in the stream, Neck as long as its legs, it would seem. I for IBIS, this cane, so we’re told, Sacred was held by Egyptians of old. Jay is for JAY, such a chatter sad; blue is the plumage in which he is clad. K for KINGFISHER, which serves to its brood, fish which it catches each day for its food. L for the LYRE BIRD, a mimic so sharp, Stately he stands, with a tail like a harp. M is for MACAW, with its harsh grating shriek, Gorgeous its color, and funny its beak. N is for NIGHTINGALE, little and brown, Singing his lay when the sun has gone down. O is for OWL, Who is dazed by the light, Daytime he sleeps, but he hunts in the night. P is for PELICAN – look at his beak! – Storehouse for fish which he scoops from the creek. Q shows us here A Quaint little QUAIL, brown and quite speckled And with a blunt tail. R for the ROBIN, the bird we know best, Coming in Springtime, with his cheery red vest. S for the SWALLOW, who dips thro the air, Building clay-nests ‘net the caves everywhere. T for the TANAGER, scarlet in hue, Also TOUCAN, which is bright-colored too. U for UMBRELLA BIRD, flute-like his call, Feathers it bears like an old parasol. V for the VULTURE, a carrion crow, Ugly to look at, this scavenger low. W for WOODPECKER, tapper of trees. Insects and Bugs seem his taste best to please. X is for XEMA, from lands to the snow, far to the North for this gull we must go. Y is for YELLOW-THROAT, shrub are its home, Calling “Which-way-sir?”
to those who may roam.Z for SENAIDURA or Mourning Dove.