Vintage drawing of a Western grebe and a Holboell’s grebe. These two marsh birds are natives of North America. The wings of grebes are quite small which makes it impossible for them to take flight from land. This tall and thin, public domain bird image would make a great bookmark or scrapbook page image.
A big name for a big book full of wonderful bird images. They were drawng by Chester A. Reed (1876-1912) and appeared in the 1914 release of The Bird Book, Illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred North American birds; also several hundred photographs of their nests and eggs.
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.