Avian And Attributes – Helper
“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:6 KJV)
“Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.” (Psalms 54:4 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Helper
HELP’ER, n. One that helps, aids or assists; an assistant; an auxiliary.
1. One that furnishes or administers a remedy.
Compassion–is oftentimes a helper of evils.
“For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.” (Psalms 72:12 KJV)
2. One that supplies with any thing wanted; with to.
“Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.” (Psalms 30:10 KJV)
3. A supernumerary servant.
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
The Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is the only living species in the genus Scopus and the family Scopidae. The shape of its head with a long bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, which has given this species its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of a wide variety, including estuaries, lakesides, fish ponds, riverbanks and rocky coasts in Tanzania. The Hamerkop, which is a sedentary bird that often show local movements, is not globally threatened and is locally abundant in Africa and Madagascar. (Scopidae – Hamerkop Family)
Birds whose first name starts with “H”
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
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Hamerkop (also spelled “hammerkop”) has a head like a hammer, hence its name. Yet even this not-so-elegant-looking bird helps to show God’s glory!
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Officially they leave out the extra “m.” I always enjoy seeing these Hamerkops at the Zoos. The ones shown by Dan and I were the first time we enjoyed seeing them. Now, there are some here at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.