Avian and Attributes – Undefiled

Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) ©©Mindoconexion

Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) ©©Mindoconexion

“For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;” (Hebrews 7:26 KJV)

“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,” (1 Peter 1:4 KJV)

Avian and Attributes – Undefiled


UNDEFI’LED, a. Not defiled; not polluted; not vitiated. (Webster 1828)

un-dḗ-fı̄ld´: In the Old Testament תּם, tām, “perfect,” presents the positive side. Hence, Psa_119:1 is translated in the Revised Version: “Blessed are they that are perfect in the way.” In the New Testament ἀμίαντος, amı́antos, presents the negative side, “unstained” “unsullied” “without taint.” Used to describe the sinlessness of Christ (Heb_7:26), to declare the marriage act free from all guilt, disgrace or shame (Heb_13:4), to contrast the heavenly inheritance with earthly possessions (1Pe_1:4). (ISBE)

Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) ©WikiC

Umbrellabirds are birds in the genus Cephalopterus. They are found in rainforests of Central and South America. With a total length of 35–50 cm (14–19.5 in), they are among the largest members of the Cotinga family, and the male Amazonian Umbrellabird is the largest passerine in South America.

They are almost entirely black, and have a conspicuous crest on the top of their head, vaguely resembling an umbrella (hence their common name). All have an inflatable wattle on the neck, which serves to amplify their loud, booming calls. This wattle may reach a length of 35 cm (14 in) in the long-wattled umbrellabird, but it is smaller in the two remaining species, and covered in bare, bright red skin in the bare-necked umbrellabird. Females resemble males, but are noticeably smaller and have a reduced crest and wattle.

They feed on fruits, large insects and occasionally small vertebrates (e.g. lizards). (Cotingadae – Cotinga Family)

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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]

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