Formed By Him – “Palm” Birds

Yesterday was the traditionally known day of “Palm Sunday.” Many this week celebrate and remember the last week of the Lord Jesus Christ before His sacrifice on the cross for the sins of mankind. Thought it might be interesting to look at the birds that have “Palm” in their names. In Leviticus the Bible tells … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Canary (Yellow) White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Yellow White-eye ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 4/15/11 This week’s bird, the Yellow White-eye is a mangrove-dwelling relative of the widespread and familiar Silvereye. While the Silvereye is well-known in gardens and orchards of all the more densely populated areas of mainland Australia and Tasmania, the Yellow White-eye … Continue reading

Birds In Hymns – The Sands of Time Are Sinking

Based on: Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (Revelation 19:7 KJV) Words by –  Anne R. Cou­sin, in The Christ­ian Trea­su­ry, 1857. From this hymn came the ti­tle of Cou­sin’s 1876 work, Im­man­u­el’s Land and … Continue reading

Red-billed Quelea – Unity Unplugged

Red-billed Quelea – Unity Unplugged ~ by a j mithra The term quelea bird usually refers to the species Quelea quelea, the Red-billed Quelea, native to bush, grasslands, and savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. Red-billed Quelea is one of the weavers, birds that build elaborate enclosed nests by weaving together strands of grass and other plant … Continue reading

Formed By Him – Plants and Pollinator Birds

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (Genesis 1:30 KJV) God has created an amazing bird, the Malachite Sunbird, and a beautiful flower, … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Little Egret

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Little Egret ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 4/6/11 I’ve recently been updating the Heron and Egret galleries (Ardeidae) on the website and I noticed that the elegant Little Egret hadn’t yet featured as bird of the week. Its one of five species of egret resident in Australia and … Continue reading

Formed By Him – Hornbills, Monkeys and Eagles

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! (Romans 11:33 NASB) Hornbills that Understand Monkey The Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna elata) is found in the primeval rain forest of coastal regions of West Africa, for example in Côte d’Ivoire. Yellow-casqued Hornbills … Continue reading

Goldcrest – The Royal Crown

Goldcrest – The Royal Crown ~ by a j mithra The Goldcrest, Regulus regulus, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers gives rise to its English and scientific names, and possibly to it being called the “king of the birds” in European folklore. It has a plain … Continue reading