Volume 4, Plate 1

Carolina Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Yellow-backed Warbler
Yellow Red-poll Warbler

Carolina Cuckoo

"When the female is sitting, the male is generally not far distant, and gives the alarm, by his notes, when any person is approaching. The female sits so close, that you may almost reach her with your hand, and then precipitates herself to the ground, feigning lameness, to draw you away from the spot, fluttering, trailing her wings, and tumbling over, in the manner of the partridge, woodcock, and many other species."

Black-billed Cuckoo

"But what constitutes its most distinguishing trait is, a bare wrinkled skin, of a deep red colour, that surrounds the eye. The female differs little in external appearance from the male."