Heaven’s Crowns and Birds With Crowns

Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina pavonina) (West African) Brevard Zoo by Lee

“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:10-11 KJV)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) ©Wiki

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) ©Wiki

“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown,….” (Revelation 14:14 KJV)

White-crowned Sparrow ©WikiC

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” (James 1:12 KJV)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) by BirdingPix

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) by BirdingPix

“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?”
(1 Thessalonians 2:19 KJV)

Red-crowned Amazon (Amazona viridigenalis) by Daves BirdingPix

Red-crowned Amazon (Amazona viridigenalis) by Daves BirdingPix

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:8 KJV)

Green-crowned Brilliant and Purple-throated Mountain-Gem by Ray

“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:” (Hebrews 2:6-7 KJV)

Grey-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) by Ian

Grey-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) by Ian

“And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (1 Peter 5:4 KJV)

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) by Dan

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) by Dan

With all these birds with crowns, maybe the Lord wants to remind us to think about these verses, and do what they say. Then we will have some crowns to cast at Jesus’ feet when we get to heaven.

And a few more birds with crowns:

See the series about the Heaven’s Foundation, Streets, Beauty

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Avian And Attributes – Crowned II

(Violet-) Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) ©WikiC

“And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!” (Matthew 27:29 KJV)

“And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,” (Mark 15:17 KJV)

“And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.” (John 19:2-3 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Crowned/Crown

Crowned Continued:

Crowned
(1): (p. p. & a.) Great; excessive; supreme.
(2): (p. p. & a.) Having or wearing a crown; surmounted, invested, or adorned, with a crown, wreath, garland, etc.; honored; rewarded; completed; consummated; perfected.
(3): (imp. & p. p.) of Crown

[From Webster 1913 Dictionary]

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11 KJV)


Crowned II’s birds – Today we finish up with the last four “Crowned” birds:

Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)

Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus) ©WikiC

 

The Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus),, or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa. It is an adaptable and numerous species, with bold and noisy habits. It is related to the more localized black-winged and Senegal lapwings, with which it shares some plumage characteristics.

Crowned lapwings prefer short, dry grassland which may be overgrazed or burnt, but avoid mountains. In higher-rainfall areas such as parts of Zambia and Zimbabwe, they occur mainly as dry-season visitors. In dry regions of northern Botswana, however, they are attracted in large numbers when good rainfall occurs. In southern Africa their highest concentrations are to be found in the dry central Kalahari region. They are members of the Charadriidae – Plovers Family

Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus)

Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus) ©WikiC

 

The Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus) occurs in North Africa and south Asia and is found from Mauritania in the west through the Middle East to Pakistan. A fairly small sandgrouse which appears rather uniformy coloured from a distance except for darker flight feathers, the wholly dark flight fetahers being the best feature to identify Crowned Sandgrouse from the similar Spotted Sandgrouse. The dark flight feathers contrast with the sandy upper wing coverts and the creamy underwing coverts.

The crowned sandgrouse is a bird of deserts, preferring stony deserts rather than sandy ones. In North Africa breeds among dark red sandstone which matches its plumage colour. Avoids areas with too much vegetation. They are members of the Pteroclidae – Sandgrouse Family.

Crowned Slaty Flycatcher (Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus)

Crowned Slaty Flycatcher (Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus) ©WikiC

The Crowned Slaty Flycatcher (Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It was formerly united in the genus Empidonomus with the variegated flycatcher, but is now considered the only species of Griseotyrannus. The name Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus means “orange-black crested gray Tyrannus”. Its binomial is the longest of any bird species, fifteen syllables when spoken aloud.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The crowned slaty flycatcher migrates into the mostly western and central Amazon basin as a non-breeding resident, except in the southeast bordering the Cerrado and Pantanal, where it is resident in much of the western cerrado and southwards; the migration occurs during the austral winter. Members of the Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers Family.

Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)

Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) by RScanlon

Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) by RScanlon

Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)

The Crowned Woodnymph is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae – Hummingbirds Family. It is found in Belize and Guatemala to northern Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Taxonomically, the species is confusing. The AOU currently lumps the violet-crowned woodnymph and the green-crowned woodnymph together here. It also includes the taxon hypochlora (emerald-bellied woodnymph) from south-western Ecuador and adjacent Peru here. All are sometimes considered distinct by other taxonomists.

It also formerly included the Mexican woodnymph as subspecies.

See Part I – Avian and Attributes – Crowned I

Also: Sunday Inspiration – Crown Birds


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Avian And Attributes – Crowned I

Crowned Chat-Tyrant (Silvicultrix frontalis) ©WikiC

“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.

CROWN, v.t.
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)

Crowned Chat-Tyrant (Silvicultrix frontalis) ©WikiC

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)

Crowned Cormorant (Microcarbo coronatus) ©WikiC

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)

Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) ©Wiki

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)

Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus) ©WikiC

The Crowned Hornbill is an African hornbillIt 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

Also: Sunday Inspiration – Crown Birds


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