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
... The eagles possessed a notable characteristic that distinguished them from other birds in early writings ... 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 ... Thorburn 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 ...
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 ...
Goldcrest
... The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family ... to its English and scientific 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word birds:

    Birds which are the same color as the foliage in which they nest are less likely to be disturbed by other birds who want to drop in and chat, and therefore last longer.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    It was soldiers went marching over the rocks
    And still the birds came, came in watery flocks,
    Because it was spring and the birds had to come.
    No doubt that soldiers had to be marching
    And that drums had to be rolling, rolling, rolling.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king;
    Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
    Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
    “Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!”
    Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)