Avian And Attributes – Palm

Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) 2 by Kent Nickell

Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) by Kent Nickell

“Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,” (Matthew 26:67 KJV)

“Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (John 12:13 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Palm

PALM, n. p`am.. [L. palma.]
1. The inner part of the hand.
2. A hand or hand’s breadth; a lineal measure of three inches.
4. The name of many species of plants, but particularly of the date-tree or great palm, a native of Asia and Africa.
The palms constitute a natural order of monocotyledonous plants,with a simple cylindric stem, terminating in a crown of leaves or fronds, within which rises a tuft of flowers and fruits; all natives of warm climates. They vary in size from 2 to more than 100 feet in height.
5. Branches of the palm being worn in token of victory, hence the word signifies superiority, victory, triumph. The palm was adopted as an emblem of victory, it is said, because the tree is so elastic as when pressed, to rise and recover its correct position.
Namur subdued is England’s palm alone.

“Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (John 12:13 KJV)


Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) ©Wikipedia

Palm Birds

Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea, Aru Islands, and Cape York Peninsula. It has a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches.

Palm Lorikeet (Charmosyna palmarum) ©Drawing WikiC

The Palm Lorikeet (Charmosyna palmarum) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and plantations.

Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) ©Arthur Grosset

The Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is known by colloquial names such as the “palmiste” and the “green jean”.

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) by Bob-Nan

The Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. The species comprises two distinct subspecies that may merit specific status.

“Yellow palm warbler” or “eastern palm warbler” (S. p. hypochrysea) of the eastern third of the breeding range has brownish-olive upper parts and thoroughly yellow underparts with bold rufous breast and flank streaking. It migrates later in the fall than its western counterpart.

“Brown palm warbler” or “western palm warbler” (S. p. palmarum) inhabits the remaining western two-thirds of the breeding range. It has much less yellow below, with less colorful streaking, and cold grayish-brown upper parts.

Palmchat (Dulus dominicus) ©SevenSeas of Rhye

Palmchat (Dulus dominicus) ©SevenSeas of Rhye

The Palmchat (Dulus dominicus) is a small, long-tailed passerine bird, the only species in the genus Dulus and the family Dulidae. It is thought to be related to the waxwings, family Bombycillidae, and is sometimes classified with that group. The name reflects its strong association with palms for feeding, roosting and nesting. The palmchat is the national bird of the Dominican Republic.


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

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