Lee’s One Word Monday – 1/23/17

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Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) chick ©BirdPhotos.com

TRAIN

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV)

Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) chick ©BirdPhotos.com

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Lee’s Many Word Sunday – African Fish Eagle Revisited

African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) by Africaddict

African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) by Africaddict

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” (Exodus 19:4 KJV)

One of the first videos shown on the blog was of the African Fish Eagle. That was back when this blog first started up. I have repeatedly shown it over the years.

First my favorite one with the music:

“For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.” (Jeremiah 48:40 KJV)

Now here is a great one to show in slow motion.

 

“They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.” (Job 9:26 KJV)

What a CREATOR!!

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Birds of the Bible – Eagles (February 17, 2008)

Birds of the Bible – Favorites (July 3, 2009)

Just a little change of pace for today’s Devotional.

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Sunday Inspiration – Guans

Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) chick ©BirdPhotos.com

Here is the second group of birds in the Cracidae Family. Last weeks Chachalacas were rather plain, but an interesting group. Today’s second set of species has 20 Guans and 4 Piping Guans.  You will notice a little more variety and coloring in these Guans, yet the overall shapes are similiar to the Chachalacas. “The guans are a number of bird genera which make up the largest group in the family Cracidae. They are found mainly in northern South America, southern Central America, and a few adjacent Caribbean islands. There is also the peculiar horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus) which is not a true guan, but a very distinct and ancient cracid with no close living relatives (Pereira et al. 2002).”

Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris) ©BirdPhotos.com

Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris) ©BirdPhotos.com

These are distributed through 6 genera. These are the birds in the Penelope genera; Band-tailed Guan, Bearded Guan, Baudo Guan, Andean Guan, Marail Guan, Rusty-margined Guan, Red-faced Guan, Crested Guan, Cauca Guan, White-winged Guan, Spix’s Guan, Dusky-legged Guan, White-crested Guan, Chestnut-bellied Guan, and White-browed Guan

Black-fronted Piping Guan (Pipile jacutinga) ©BirdPhotos.com

Black-fronted Piping Guan (Pipile jacutinga) ©BirdPhotos.com

There are 4 in the Pipile genera; Trinidad Piping Guan, Blue-throated Piping Guan, Red-throated Piping Guan, and the Black-fronted Piping Guan

Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) ©©Flickr JoshMore

Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) ©©Flickr JoshMore

Wattled Guan is in Aburria, Black Guan and Sickle-winged Guan are in the Chamaepetes genus, Highland Guan in the Penelopina and the Horned Guan in the Oreophasis generas.

I found this additional remark in Wikipedia rather amazing. “This indicates that the guans’ origin is in the northern Andes region, in the general area of Colombia or perhaps Ecuador; the date of their initial radiation is not well resolved due to the lack of fossil evidence but can be very roughly placed around 40–25 mya (Oligocene, perhaps some time earlier). The two basal lineages diverged during the Burdigalian, around 20–15 mya.(Pereira et al. 2002)” They have no proof or fossil evidence, yet they came up with these millions of years. Their initial radiation was the day they came off of the ark., which was not millions of years ago.

“Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.” (Genesis 8:17-19 KJV)

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“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalms 27:5 KJV)


“Hide Thou Me” ~ ©The Hyssongs (with permission)

Verse and song picked because of how well these created birds are able to blend in and hide from their enemies..
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Cracadaie Family – Wikipedia
Many Photos by BirdPhotos.com

In Our Place
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Lee’s Six Word Saturday – 1/21/17

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Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) ©WikiC

LAYING UP IN STORE FOR THEMSELVES

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Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” (1 Timothy 6:19 KJV)

Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) ©WikiC

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Lee’s Five Word Friday – 1/20/17

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East Brazilian Chachalaca (Ortalis araucuan) ©WikiC

WATCHING DAILY AT MY GATES

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“Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.” (Proverbs 8:34 KJV)

East Brazilian Chachalaca (Ortalis araucuan) ©WikiC

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Lee’s Four Word Thursday – 1/19/17

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Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula) ©WikiC

MY FRUIT IS BETTER

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My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.” (Proverbs 8:19 KJV)

Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula) ©WikiC

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Lee’s Three Word Wednesday – 1/18/17

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Little Chachalaca (Ortalis motmot) ©BirdPhotos.com

DESPISE YOUR YOUTH

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“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV)

Little Chachalaca (Ortalis motmot) ©BirdPhotos.com

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Lee’s Two Word Tuesday – 1/17/17

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Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) ©WikiC

PUFFED UP

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“…that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” (1 Corinthians 4:6b KJV)

Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) ©WikiC

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Lee’s One Word Monday – 1/16/17

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Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula) close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

WATCH

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Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13 NKJV)

Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula) close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

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Lee’s Seven Word Sunday – 1/15/17

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Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) Close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

FELL ON HIS NECK, AND KISSED HIM

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“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (Luk 15:20 KJV)

Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) Close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

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Sunday Inspiration – Chachalacas

Colombian Chachalaca (Ortalis columbiana) ©WikiC

“I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.” (Psam 50:11 KJV)

Chachalacas are a part of the Cracidae family. There are 55 species in this family and these 16 Chachalacas are in the Ortalis genus. It makes for a good division for this family, plus, I have been having computer problems for over a week. So, we will go with these noisy little avian wonders from the Lord’s hand. You may notice that they are not really “handsome” or “colorful,” yet, they are just as special to their Creator as the more fancy birds.

Rufous-vented Chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda) by Kent Nickel

Rufous-vented Chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda) by Kent Nickel

Chachalacas are mainly brown galliform birds from the genus Ortalis. These birds are found in wooded habitats in far southern United States (Texas), Mexico, and Central and South America. They are social, can be very noisy and often remain fairly common even near humans, as their relatively small size makes them less desirable to hunters than their larger relatives. They somewhat resemble the guans, and the two have commonly been placed in a subfamily together, though the chachalacas are probably closer to the curassows.

The generic name is derived from the Greek word όρταλις, meaning “pullet” or “domestic hen.” The common name is an onomatopoeia for the four-noted cackle of the plain chachalaca (O. vetula). (Information from Wikipedia)

Plain Chachalacas at Santa Ana NWR

Plain Chachalaca at Santa Ana NWR, 2002 [Old camera]

We were fortunate to see our first Chachalaca at the Santa Ana NWR in South Texas back in 2002. They just barely come over into the U.S.

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After that noisy Chachalaca thought you might like a little quieter song.

*And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;” (Isa 32:18 KJV)

“Quiet Rest* and “Sweet Hour of Prayer” ~ by Kathy Lisby – Nell Reese acc”.

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Kids, You Are Special

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Lee’s Six Word Saturday – 1/14/17

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Laughing Gull Caught Fish ©Richard Seaman

FISH WHICH YE HAVE

NOW CAUGHT

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“Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.” (John 21:10 KJV)

Laughing Gull Caught Fish ©Richard Seaman

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