Color, stroked and washed and scumbled, is the chief attribute of this album of wild and domestic birds. Mr. Grabianski, for all his bravado, is not much of a modeler or detailist; these might do for minimal recognition but not as observation. Neither is the assortment sufficiently representative of North American species to serve for reference; there's an old world boopoe, for instance, but no robin. The text is expendable, or would be if the birds were labeled; as it is, ""tame ducks, niallards and other such birds"" are not separately identified, and neither are ""a toucan, some macaws and a bird of paradise."" A fine-feathered pipsqueak.