Birds

Some articles on birds, bird:

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 ...
Eagle (Middle-earth) - Concept and Creation
... a notable characteristic that distinguished them from other birds in early writings ... 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 fly "beyond the lights of heaven to the edge of darkness" ... of an immature Golden Eagle, which Christopher found for him in The Birds of the British Isles by Thomas Coward ...
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 ...
Goldcrest
... (Regulus regulus) is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word birds:

    The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 8:20.

    ... to a poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other. Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself, love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.
    Sharon Olds (b. 1942)

    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)