The animal on the cover of Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint is the Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus). They are part of the clade tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae), which is the largest family of birds on the planet. The Eastern Kingbird is natively from North America but its migration pattern brings it to South America for the winter.
The Eastern Kingbird is grey and black on its top half and white on the bottom. They have an upright posture and a short bill. They grow to be 7.8-9.2 inches with a wingspan of 13-15 inches. They typically weigh between 1.2-1.9 oz. The diet of the Eastern Kingbird changes depending on the season—during the spring, summer, and fall they eat insects, but after migrating to South America their diet is mostly fruit. They make their nests and breed in open environments, such as fields, grasslands, and wetlands across North America. They are known as aggressive defenders of their territory and will attack larger animals if they feel threatened.
The cover image is from Klein’s Lexicon. The cover font is Adobe ITC Garamond. The text font is Adobe Minion Pro; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is Dalton Maag’s Ubuntu Mono.