Avian And Attributes – Cook

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) ©WikiC

“As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. (John 21:9 KJV)

“Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.” (John 21:12-14 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Cook

From the above verses, it appears our Lord was also a good Cook.

Cook
(1): (v. i.) To prepare food for the table.
(3): (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
(6): (n.) One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
(7): (v. t.) To throw.


Cook Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako) ©IGoTerra

Cook Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako)

The Cook Reed Warbler or Cook Islands reed warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako) is a species of Old World warbler in the Acrocephalidae Family. It is found only in the Cook Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, swamps, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) ©Flickr Duncan

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii)

The Cook’s petrel (blue-footed petrel) (Pterodroma cookii), is a Procellariform seabird. It is a member of the gadfly petrels and part of the subgroup known as Cookilaria petrels, which includes the very similar Stejneger’s petrel. One of the smallest petrels, Cook’s petrel is typically 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) in length with a 65–66 cm (26–26 in) wingspan and a weight of around 200 g (7.1 oz). Its colouration is typical of gadfly petrels: pale grey upperparts with a dark grey “M” on the wings and white underparts.

The bill is long and black with tubular nostrils on both sides. As in all members of the order Procellariiformes, this nostril configuration enables an exceptionally acute sense of smell, which the birds use to locate food and nest sites in the dark. In the  Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters Family.

Cook’s petrel breeds only in New Zealand on three small islands: Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, and Codfish Island. The breeding season is the southern summer, October–May. It nests in burrows and rock crevices, preferring sites on thickly forested ridges.

Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki) ©Peter Ericsson

Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki)

The Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki), is a small bird, superficially similar to a house martin. It is, however, completely unrelated to those passerine species, since swifts are in the order Apodiformes. These birds have very short legs which they use only for clinging to vertical surfaces. The scientific name comes from the Greek απους, apous, meaning “without feet”. They never settle voluntarily on the ground. Blyth’s swifts spend most of their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in their beaks.

Cook’s swifts breed in limestone caves of Thailand, Myanmar and Indochina. The species has a green iridescence, a shallow tail fork and is a short distance migrant. In the Apodidae – Swift Family


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

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