This antique text contains a detailed treatise on North American cuckoos, goatsuckers, hummingbirds, and other related birds. The perfect book for those with an interest in North American birds, this compendium constitutes a wonderful addition to collections of ornithological literature and is a must-have for anyone compiling a collection of 'Bent's Life Histories' series. This book was originally published in 1940, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on ornithology. Arthur Cleveland Bent (1866 – 1954) was an esteemed American ornithologist. He is most famous for his encyclopedic 21-volume work, 'Life Histories of North American Birds', published as individual books between 1919 and 1968 (completed posthumously). Many antique books like this one are increasingly costly and hard to come by, and we hope such republications as this will enable valuable information to continue to be read and enjoyed by those interested, for years to come.