Killdeer Copyright

While looking for a print of my favorite bird, I  noticed 2 almost identical images on eBay:


0riginal antique color lithograph that has been removed from the
publication Birds of Pennsylvania, published in 1890.  Item number: 7421220542


Originally published in the 4-volume work The Birds of America (1838) this
lovely print is from Abbeville’s "Baby Elephant Folio" edition. Item number:

I guess copyright laws were different then.

Back to the killdeer:

Kld3jpeg"Seeing fluffy killdeer chicks is one of the pleasures of summer. Although
they are lively right away, just-hatched killdeer are like new fawns, a bit
tottery and clumsy on their overly-long legs. It’s worth keeping an eye out for
killdeer over the next couple of months, on the chance of glimpsing the
endearing infants…
You sometimes see an adult killdeer on a dirt road or along a rocky
railroad easement. As you approach, the killdeer may suddenly develop a broken
wing. It struggles in front of you, as if it can barely walk, let alone fly. One
or both wings drag pitifully on the ground.."

The Precocious Killdeer
By Diane Porter