Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise…

Red-throated Pipit

Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! A John Milton quotation credit + large image Red-throated Pipit The Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) is a small passerine bird which breeds in the far north of Europe and Asia, with a foothold in northern Alaska. It is…

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Don’t waste too many stones on one bird

Bluethroat

Don’t waste too many stones on one bird. An old proverb   Bluethroat The Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. Identification Tips: •…

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In order to see birds…

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence A quotation by Robert Lynd   Elegant Trogon The Elegant Trogon, Trogon elegans (formerly the “Coppery-tailed” Trogon), is a near passerine bird in the trogon family. It is a resident of the lower levels of semi-arid…

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Bad bird, bad egg

Olive Warbler

Bad bird, bad egg. A German proverb   Olive Warbler The Olive Warbler, Peucedramus taeniatus , is a small passerine bird. It is the only member of the genus Peucedramus and the family Peucedramidae. This species breeds from southern Arizona and New Mexico, USA, south through Mexico to Nicaragua. Identification…

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A bird is distinguished by its note

Common Raven

A bird is distinguished by its note. A Latin proverb   Common Raven The Common Raven (Corvus corax), is a large all-black passerine bird in the crow family. It is also known as also known as the Northern Raven. The raven is a cosmopolitan species, widely distributed over all the…

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A goose quill is more dangerous…

Red-winged Blackbird

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s claw. An English proverb   Red-winged Blackbird The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. Identification Tips: • Length: 7.25 inches • Sharply-pointed bill • Frequents…

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