References to Birds – but not about birds
Birds are winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, vertebrate animals that lay eggs. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most numerous tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Birds range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150–200 million years ago.
Birds are so much a part of our environment we take them for granted. In fact there is so very much mention of birds in everyday life we don’t give it a second thought. While doing research for the site I ran across so many mentions of birds in writings, talk and other methods of communication I thought it a good idea to show some of these. All that bird talk mentioned birds, but was not about birds.There are people with bird names, companies with a bird in the name, songs with bird names in the lyrics, bands with a bird name, poems with bird names, movies with bird names or featuring birds, jokes, and artwork, etc.
You name it; there is probably a version of most things with a word(s) relating to birds. There are too many instances to cover everything, but I have tried to provide a small sample of such “bird talk” which is not really about birds in most cases.