Avian And Attributes – Hill

Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas) ©©Flickr

“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.]

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Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas) ©WikiC2

The Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in southern China and Southeast Asia.

Hill Partridge (Arborophila torqueola) ©WikiC

The Hill Partridge, necklaced hill partridge (Arborophila torqueola) is a species of bird in the pheasant family that is found in Asia.

Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris) by Nikhil Devasar

Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris) by Nikhil Devasar

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.

Hill Prinia (Prinia superciliaris)

Hill Prinia (Prinia superciliaris)

Hill Prinia

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) ©WikiC

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.

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“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.]

Avian And Attributes – Glowing

Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita) ©WikiC

“Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” (Isaiah 63:1 NASB)

“Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him. As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.” (Ezekiel 1:27-28 NASB)

“It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there. Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward there was the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal.” (Ezekiel 8:1-2 NASB)

Avian and Attributes – Glowing

GLOWING, ppr. Shining with intense heat; white with heat.
1. Burning with vehement heat.
2. Exhibiting a bright color; red; as a glowing color; glowing cheeks.
3. Ardent; vehement; animated; as glowing zeal.
4. Inflamed; as a glowing breast.

Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita) ©WikiC

Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita)

The Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

It is found in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, northern Peru and western Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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Avian And Attributes – Glittering

Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) by Dario Sanches

“A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.  O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.  God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.  And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power…. (6)  He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting… (11)  The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.” (Habakkuk 3:1-4, 6, 11 KJV  )

Avian and Attributes – Glittering

GLIT’TERING, ppr. Shining; splendid; brilliant.

GLIT’TER, v.i.
1. To shine; to sparkle with light; to gleam; to be splendid; as a glittering sword.
The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.
2. To be showing, specious or striking, and hence attractive; as the glittering scenes of a court.
GLIT’TER, n. Brightness; brilliancy; splendor; luster; as the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage; the glitter of dress.

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White-rumped Kingfisher (Caridonax fulgidus), Pagal, Flores, Indonesia, 2015-09-15--105

Glittering Kingfisher (Caridonax fulgidus) ©Marcel Holyoak

The Glittering Kingfisher or White-rumped Kingfisher (Caridonax fulgidus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is monotypic within the genus Caridonax. It is endemic to Indonesia, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus) ©WikiC

Glittering-bellied Emerald
The Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It has widely been listed by the scientific name Chlorostilbon aureoventris, but this was shown to be mistaken by J. F. Pacheco and B. M. Whitney in 2006.

It is found in north-eastern Argentina, eastern and central Bolivia, eastern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is widespread and often common in a wide range of semi-open habitats, including gardens and parks.

Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) by Dario Sanches

Glittering-throated Emerald

The Glittering-throated Emerald emerald (Amazilia fimbriata), sometimes placed in the genus Polyerata, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in the Amazon Basin, Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

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Avian And Attributes – Glistening

Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) ©WikiC

“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” (Mark 9:2-3 KJV)

“Six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them and became resplendent with divine brightness. And His garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller (cloth dresser, launderer) on earth could bleach them.”
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Avian and Attributes – Glistening

GLIS’TENING, ppr. Shining; sparkling; emitting rays of light

GLIS’TEN, v.i. glis’n. [Heb. to shine; L. glisco; Eng. gloss.]
To shine; to sparkle with light; as the glistening stars.

Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) Female ©BirdPhotos.com

The Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Males are almost entirely bright glistening emerald green, with small gray patches behind and below the eye with another on the shoulders. Females are slightly duller than males.

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Avian and Attributes – Creator of The Garden

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) ©WikiC

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:7-9 KJV)

Avian and Attributes – Creator of The Garden

“When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.” (John 18:1-2 KJV)


G`ARDEN, n. [Eng. yard, an inclosed place; L. hortus.]
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, or plants, fruits and flowers; usually near a mansion-house. Land appropriated to the raising of culinary herbs and roots for domestic use, is called a kitchen-garden; that appropriated to flowers and shrubs is called a flower garden; and that to fruits, is called a fruit garden. But these uses are sometimes blended.
2. A rich, well cultivated spot or tract of country; a delightful spot. The intervals on the river Connecticut are all a garden. Lombardy is the garden of Italy.
Garden, in composition, is used adjectively, as garden-mold, a rich fine mold or soil; garden-tillage,the tillage used in cultivating gardens.
G`ARDEN, v.i. To layout and to cultivate a garden; to prepare ground to plant and till it, for the purpose of producing plants, shrubs, flowers and fruits.

“Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.” (John 19:41-42 KJV)

Jerusalem Tomb of the Garden ©WikiC

Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis) ©WikiC

Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis)

The Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis) is a small hummingbird that is an endemic resident breeder in Costa Rica and western Panama. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the blue-tailed emerald. This is a species of open habitats, including bushy savanna, clearings, cultivation, and gardens. It can be found in the Pacific lowlands and hills, locally up to an elevation of 1500 m.

The nest is a neat cup of plant fibres decorated on the outside with bark fragments. The two white eggs are incubated by the female alone.

The garden emerald is 8 cm long and weighs 2.6 g. The male has bronze-green upper parts, brilliant green under parts, white thighs and a deeply forked tail. The female has grey underparts, a white stripe behind the eye and dusky ear patches. She has white tips to her tail, which lacks the deep fork of the male. Young birds resemble the adult female, but have some buff feather tips.
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) ©WikiC

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin

The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin is a common and widespread small bird that breeds in most of Europe and in western Asia. It is a plain, long-winged and long-tailed typical warbler with brown upperparts and dull white underparts; the sexes are similar and juveniles resemble the adults. Its two subspecies differ only slightly and interbreed where their ranges overlap. Due to its lack of distinguishing features, this species can be confused with a number of other unstreaked warblers. The garden warbler’s rich melodic song is similar to that of the blackcap, its closest relative, which competes with it for territory when nesting in the same woodland.

The preferred breeding habitat in Eurasia is open woodland with dense low cover for nesting; despite its name, gardens are rarely occupied by this small passerine bird. The clutch of four or five blotched cream or white eggs is laid in a robust cup-shaped nest built near the ground and concealed by dense vegetation. The eggs are incubated for 11–12 days. The chicks are altricial, hatching naked and with closed eyes, and are fed by both parents. They fledge about 10 days after hatching.

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Avian And Attributes – Friend/Friendly

“The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.” (Matthew 11:19 KJV)
“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” (Psalms 41:9 KJV)

“These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.” (John 11:11 KJV)

Avian and Attributes – Friendly

“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” (James 2:23 KJV)

FRIEND’LY, a. frend’ly.
1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; kind; favorable; disposed to promote the good of another.
Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.
2. Disposed to peace.
3. Amicable. We are on friendly terms.
4. Not hostile; as a friendly power or state.
5. Favorable; propitious; salutary; promoting the good of; as a friendly breeze or gale. Excessive rains are not friendly to the ripening fruits. Temperance is friendly to longevity.
FRIEND’LY, adv. frend’ly. In the manner of friends; amicably. [Not much used.]

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
(Proverbs 18:24 KJV) Christ has definitely shown Himself friendly.

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Friendly Bush Warbler ©Flickr Marcel Holyoak

Friendly Bush Warbler (Locustella accentor), also known as the Kinabalu friendly warbler, is a species of Old World warbler in the family Locustellidae. It is endemic to the island of Borneo.

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The Friendly Fantail (Rhipidura albolimbata) is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae. It is found in the highlands of New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Lives in the “Forest, mainly in more open lower to middle levels, occasionally in canopy, and forest edge; also wooded grassland, human-altered areas (gardens), clearings, stunted moss forest, alpine grassland with tree-ferns. Found mainly at 1370–3600 m, including above timber-line; on occasion as low as 1130 m.” [©HBW Alive]

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Avian And Attributes – Flame

Crimson-backed Flameback-©SamindaDeSilva-Flickr

“His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.” (Revelation 19:12 KJV)

Avian and Attributes – Flame

“Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (Daniel 3:22-25 KJV)

The last article, Avian and Attributes – Fire, the verses of Christ the Lord has eyes like a “flame of fire.” The “Fire” birds were shown. Today, you will be introduced to the “Flame” birds. Also, the Lord was able to control flames. For instance, when he was seen with the three Hebrew children. Today, you will be introduced to the “Flame” Birds.

(1): (n.) Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
(2): (n.) A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
(3): (n.) Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
(4): (n.) A person beloved; a sweetheart.
(5): (n.) To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
(6): (n.) To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
(7): (v. t.) To kindle; to inflame; to excite.

“Flame” Birds.

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) by Raymond Barlow

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) by Raymond Barlow

Flame Robin, Flame-breasted Flowerpecker, Flame-breasted Fruit Dove, Flame-breasted Sunbird, Flame-colored Tanager


Flamecrest, Flame-crested Manakin, Flame-crested Tanager, Flame-crowned Flowerpecker,
Flame-eared Honeyeater

Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus) ©WikiC

Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus) ©WikiC

Flame-faced Tanager, Flame-fronted Barbet, Flame-rumped Tanager, Flame-templed Babbler, Flame-throated Bulbul, Flame-throated Sunangel

Flame-throated Warbler (Oreothlypis gutturalis) ©WikiC

Flame-throated Warbler, Flame-winged Parakeet, Flaming Sunbird

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