This full-color vintage bird image is of a peregrine falcon. This large bird of prey is featured perched on a branch along with scientific drawings of his head and feet. If you are searching for an imposing bird drawing in the public domain, you just might have come to the right place.
The title of this book Birds of Prey, Prang’s Natural History Series for Children bears the name of the publisher. The author was Norman Allison Calkins and the book was published without identifying an illustrator in 1878.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.