1944, First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in good condition, wear to the boards and spine. A bit shaken. Previous owner's name on front paste down. Color plates by Y. Oda. Each bird is identified by its scientific name, its common name or names, and, by its Hawaiian name (native birds only). These designations are followed by a description of the bird's essential characteristics, its habitat, its distinctive song or cry, and its habits. B/w photographs, twenty full color plates, and covering more than 150 different species. The standard field guide to the birds of Hawaii for nearly 50 years.