“And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.” (Mark 14:24 KJV)
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Blood
1. The fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of the human body, and of other animals, which is essential to the preservation of life. This fluid is generally red. If the blood of an animal is not red, such animal is called exsanguious, or white-blooded; the blood being white, or white tinged with blue.
2. Kindred; relation by natural descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity.
God hath made of one blood, all nations of the earth. Acts 17.
3. Royal lineage; blood royal; as a prince of the blood.
10. A sacramental symbol of the blood of Christ.
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28 KJV)
11. The death and sufferings of Christ.
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:9 KJV)
The Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is the only species in genus Ithaginis of the pheasant family. This relatively small, short-tailed pheasant is widespread and fairly common in eastern Himalayas, ranging across India, Nepal, Bhutan and China.
Blood pheasants have the size of a small fowl, about 17 in (43 cm) in length with a short convex, very strong black bill, feathered between bill and eye, and a small crest of various coloured feathers. The colour of the plumage above is dark ash, with white shafts, the coverts of the wings various tinged with green, with broad strokes of white through the length of each feather, the feathers of the chin deep crimson; on the breast, belly and sides feathers are lance-shaped, of various length, the tips green with crimson margins, collectively resembling dashes of blood scattered on the breast and belly. The tail consists of twelve sub-equal feathers, shafts white, rounded, the ends whitish, the coverts a rich crimson red.
Both males and females have red feet and a distinct ring of bare skin around the eye that typically is crimson colored, but is orange in a few subspecies. Member of the Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies Family
Here are links to all the “Blood” avian wonders:
Blond-crested Woodpecker (Celeus flavescens)
Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)
Blood-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum sanguinolentum)
Blood-colored Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus)
Blood-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura hoematotis)
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]