“For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:5-9 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Crowned
CROWNED, pp. Invested with a crown, or with regal power and dignity; honored; dignified; rewarded with a crown, wreath, garland or distinction; recompensed; terminated; completed; perfected.
1. To invest with a crown or regal ornament. Hence, to invest with regal dignity and power.
2. To cover, as with a crown; to cover the top.
3. To honor; to dignify; to adorn.
Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor. Psa 8.
4. To reward; to bestow an honorary reward or distinction on; as the victor crowned with laurel.
5. To reward; to recompense.
6. To terminate or finish; to complete; to perfect.
7. To terminate and reward; as, our efforts were crowned with success.
Crowned Birds – There are eight bird species whose names start with “Crowned.” There are many others who are “-crowned” and these may be used later. Today, you are introduced to four Crowned birds. Tomorrow, Lord willing, you will find the other four.
Crowned Chat-Tyrant (Silvicultrix frontalis)
The Crowned Chat-Tyrant (Silvicultrix frontalis) is a species of bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers Family member.
Crowned Cormorant (Microcarbo coronatus)
The Crowned Cormorant (Microcarbo coronatus) is a small cormorant that is endemic to the waters of the cold Benguela Current of southern Africa. It is an exclusively coastal species and is not found more than 10 km (6 mi) away from land. This species is related to the reed cormorant, and was formerly considered to the same species. Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags Family member.
Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)
The Crowned Eagle, also known as the African crowned eagle or the crowned hawk-eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) is a large bird of prey found in sub-Saharan Africa; in Southern Africa it is restricted to eastern areas. Its preferred habitats are principally riparian woodlands and various forests. The crowned eagle is the only extant member of the genus Stephanoaetus. A second species, the Malagasy crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus mahery) became extinct after humans settled on Madagascar. Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks and Eagles Family member.
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus)
The Crowned Hornbill is an African hornbill. It is a medium-sized bird, 50–54 centimetres (20–21 in) in length, and is characterized by its white belly and black back and wings. The tips of the long tail feathers are white. The eyes are yellow; the beak is red and presents a stocky casque on the upper mandible. In females, the casque is smaller. The crowned hornbill can be distinguished from the similar Bradfield’s hornbill by its shorter beak.
The crowned hornbill is a common resident of the coastal and riverine forests of southern (only the eastern coast) to northeastern Africa. Bucerotidae – Hornbills Family member.
Crowned II’s birds – Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus), Crowned Slaty Flycatcher (Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus), Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)
Part II – Avian and Attributes – Crowned II
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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]