Birds

Some articles on birds, bird:

Eagle (Middle-earth) - Concept and Creation
... The eagles possessed a notable characteristic that distinguished them from other birds in early writings ... was divided into three regions common birds could keep aloft only within the lower layer, while the Eagles of Manwë could fly "beyond the lights of ... Golden Eagle, which Christopher found for him in The Birds of the British Isles by Thomas Coward ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Goldcrest
... The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word birds:

    These beginnings of commerce on a lake in the wilderness are very interesting,—these larger white birds that come to keep company with the gulls.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 13:31,32.

    Beauty sat bathing by a spring,
    Where fairest shades did hide her;
    The winds blew calm, the birds did sing,
    The cool streams ran beside her.
    My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye
    To see what was forbidden:
    But better memory said Fie;
    So vain desire was chidden—
    Anthony Munday (1553–1633)