“A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?” (Psalms 24:1-3 KJV)
“For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.” (Psalms 43:2-4 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Hill
“Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.” (Psalms 99:9 KJV)
HILL, n. [L. collis.]
1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence. A hill is less than a mountain, but of no definite magnitude, and is sometimes applied to a mountain. Jerusalem is seated on two hills. Rome stood on seven hills.
2. A cluster of plants, and the earth raised about them; as a hill of maiz or potatoes.
HILL, v.t. To raise earth about plants; to raise a little mass of earth. Farmers in New England hill their maiz in July.
Hilling is generally the third hoeing.
1. To cover. [L. celo.]
Five Hill Birds
The Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in southern China and Southeast Asia.
The Hill Partridge, necklaced hill partridge (Arborophila torqueola) is a species of bird in the pheasant family that is found in Asia.
The Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris) is a stout-bodied pigeon, very similar in size and general appearance to the rock pigeon, but mainly differentiated by its tail pattern which consists of a broad white tail-band across the black tail. Other differences include a paler mantle and upper wings and a white patch on the back. In flight, the tail pattern is similar to the snow pigeon, but lacks the contrast between the head and neck in that species.
The Hill Prinia (Prinia superciliaris) is a species of passerine bird in the Cisticolidae family.
It is found in China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It was formerly considered con-specific with the black-throated prinia.
Hill Swallow (Hirundo domicola) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in southern India and Sri Lanka. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Pacific swallow.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14 KJV)
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]