Birds

Some articles on bird, birds:

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 ... 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 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 ...
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 ... 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:

    Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
    William Golding (b. 1911)

    In almost all climes the tortoise and the frog are among the precursors and heralds of this season, and birds fly with song and glancing plumage, and plants spring and bloom, and winds blow, to correct this slight oscillation of the poles and preserve the equilibrium of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Fish got to swim, birds got to fly.
    Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)