“In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,” (Isaiah 28:5 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Diadem
DIADEM, n. [Gr., to gird; to bind. L.]
1. Anciently, a head-band or fillet worn by kings as a badge or royalty. It was made of silk, linen or wool, and tied round the temples and forehead, the ends being tied behind and let fall on the neck. It was usually white and plain; sometimes embroidered with gold, or set with pearls and precious stones.
2. In modern usage, the mark or badge of royalty, worn on the head; a crown; and figuratively, empire; supreme power.
3. A distinguished or principal ornament.
A diadem of beauty. Isa 28.
Stephanophorus is a monotypic genus of tanager, containing only the Diademed Tanager, Stephanophorus diadematus .
It is purple-blue with a white crown characterised by a small red patch, and it is found mostly in open areas in southern Brazil, northeast Argentina, and Uruguay. (Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies Family)
There are actually four birds named Diademed. Here are links to their families.
Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema)
Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii)
Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus)
Diademed Tapaculo (Scytalopus schulenbergi)
Birds whose first name starts with “D”
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
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That Diademed Tanager has quite a sporty red crown