Birds

Some articles on bird, birds:

Goldcrest
... (Regulus regulus) is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family ... names, and possibly to it being called the "king of the birds" in European folklore ... Birds from the north and east of its breeding range migrate to winter further south ...
Great Snipe
... This bird's breeding habitat is marshes and wet meadows with short vegetation in north-eastern Europe including north-western Russia ... The birds are noted for their fast, non-stop flying capabilities over huge distances ... The birds instead rely on stores of fat ...
Eagle (Middle-earth) - Concept and Creation
... a notable characteristic that distinguished them from other birds in early writings ... that the space above the surface of the Earth up to the Walls was divided into three regions common birds could keep aloft only within the lower layer, while the Eagles of Manwë could ... Golden Eagle, which Christopher found for him in The Birds of the British Isles by Thomas Coward ...
Ornithophobia - Cause - Folklore
... Birds such as ravens are known for their macabre image, and can cause the fear of birds in humans ... Many birds, such as vultures, are potent symbols of death ...
Birds, Illinois - Demographics
... There were 22 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.3% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

Famous quotes containing the word birds:

    When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    Weighing the steadfastness and state
    Of some mean things which here below reside,
    Where birds like watchful clocks the noiseless date
    And intercourse of times divide,
    Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)

    Go, birds of spring: let winter have his fee;
    Let a bleak paleness chalk the door,
    So all within be livelier than before.
    George Herbert (1593–1633)