Avian And Attributes – Fortress

Avian and Attributes – Fortress

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) by Ian

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) by Ian

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalms 18:2 KJV)

“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalms 91:2 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Fortress

FOR’TRESS, n.

1. Any fortified place; a fort; a castle; a strong hold; a place of defense or security. The English have a strong fortress on the rock of Gibraltar, or that rock is a fortress.

2. Defense; safety; security;

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress. Psa 18.

FOR’TRESS, v.t. To furnish with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.


Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) ©WikiC

Flame Robin

“His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.” (Revelation 19:12 KJV)

The Fflame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Like the other two red-breasted Petroica robins—the scarlet robin and the red-capped robin—it is often simply called the robin redbreast. Like many brightly coloured robins of the Petroicidae Family. Measuring 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) long, the flame robin has dark brown eyes and a small thin black bill. The male has a brilliant orange-red chest and throat, and a white patch on the forehead above the bill. Its upper parts are iron-grey with white bars, and its tail black with white tips. The female is a nondescript grey-brown. Its song has been described as the most musical of its genus. (Petroicidae – Australian Robin Family)

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) ©WikiC


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

5 thoughts on “Avian And Attributes – Fortress

  1. It is a challenge at times to capture the true flame colour as it is on my camera. As you can see from your photos the variations. That rich red needs good light to capture. It is a tiny bird but easily seen from a distance.

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    • I knew he was one of your birds. It must be a thrill to watch them. Our Northern Cardinal is fairly easy to spot also. I am glad that the Lord created a few birds that we birdwatchers can find fairly well. :)

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