Birds in Hymns – A Living Stream, As Crystal Clear

Based on: …proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. (Revelation 22:1) Words: John Ma­son, Songs of Praise, 1683; adapt­ed by John Ke­ble. Music: Stock­ton (Wright), Thom­as Wright (1763-1829) A Living Stream, As Crystal Clear A living stream, as crystal clear, Welling from out the throne, Of God and of the Lamb … Continue reading

The Smooth-billed Ani – The Corporates…

The Smooth-billed Ani – The Corporates… ~ by a j mithra The Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) is a large near passerine bird in the cuckoo family. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, parts of Central America, south to western Ecuador, Brazil, and northern Argentina. This ani is found … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-whiskered Puffbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-whiskered Puffbird ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 11/11/10 Last week’s Asian Dowitcher prompted an amusing comment about bird names (‘Dowitcher Princess’) from a friend of mine on the list, thank you Peter, so how about the White-whiskered Puffbird, encountered in Carara Reserve on the Pacific Coast of Costa … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Asian Dowitcher

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Asian Dowitcher ~ by Ian Montgomery This is something of a postscript to a presentation on wader identification that I gave last Saturday to a workshop organized by the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club ( http://www.trboc.org.au/ ) as part of the Shorebirds 2020 Project ( http://www.shorebirds.org.au/ ). Of the … Continue reading