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

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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A Beauty from THE BEAUTY…

A Beauty from THE BEAUTY… – by a j mithra

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Bob-Nan

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Bob-Nan

The Grey Crowned Crane is a tall, majestic looking bird which sports a crown of sorts, made of tall stiff golden feathers that looks for all the world like a real crown. He has large white patches of feathers on his cheeks with small red patches at the top of them and a slate gray coloring over most of his wings, with a black bill and legs.

The Grey Crowned is quite tall for a Crane, at about three feet high when they are fully mature, with the crown making them appear taller still. They are among the largest of the cranes with a wing span that can reach six and a half or seven feet across when they are in flight.

If GOD can crown these beautiful birds, don’t you think that HE would crown us? It is for us that HE left HIS glory, so that we may be crowned with eternal life…

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

The one who created these beautiful birds is the only ONE who is the most beautiful of all…

His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. Songs of Solomon 5:16

The ONE who created us in HIS own image became nothing on the cross, so that we would become something for HIS glory..

HE turned ugly on the cross to make us beautiful…

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Daves BirdingPix

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Daves BirdingPix

The Grey Crowned Crane is found near rivers and wetlands, usually in marshy grasslands near rivers or lakes in Eastern Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are supposed to be found by the Living waters that flow from the cross… Where are we right now? Whom do we trust?

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8

Come to the cross, where the blood is still alive to cleanse you… Come to the Living water, which still flows to quench your thirst….

Social and gregarious during most of the year, moving about in flocks of up to 100 and roosting in trees or riverbeds. The cranes’ long legs and necks and excellent peripheral vision help them spot predators in the tall Savannah grasses.

Some of us may have lost our way, in the process may have lost our vision too..

The Bible says,

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8

In breeding season which is springtime in this area, the pairs of cranes will build nests which are very large, made of grass and vegetation on the lesser wet parts of the marshy ground or even in shallow water. The cranes remain monogamous, and even after the chicks leave the nest the pair remains together, and will breed each season strictly with each other, remaining paired for life.

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Bob-Nan

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Bob-Nan

An omnivore, the crowned crane eats plants, seeds, grain, insects, frogs, worms, snakes, small fish and eggs of water animals. Stamping their feet as they walk, they flush out insects which are quickly caught and eaten. One of the most beautiful of all cranes, and the only crane which will roost in trees.

We too are supposed to be the only tree roosters.. We are those who carry our own tree to roost on the cross tree….

The spectacular dances performed by the adults are not strictly connected with reproductive behavior but are also an expression of joy.

Dancing for the LORD is an act of worship…. He was the King, but still, David danced before the Lord.Eeven though his wife Michal made fun of him, Kind David said,

And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. 2Samuel 6:14

Do we have the guts to say so?

Both the male and female cooperate in building the nest, and in defending the eggs and the chicks. Crowned crane parents often pretend to be injured to lure predators away from their nestlings…

This quality of pretending is seen in King David’s life too.. You can read that instance in 1Samuel 21:12-15.. But, for us we don’t have to pretend, we just have resist the devil…

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Have a blessed day!

Your’s in YESHUA,
a j mithra

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Lee’s Addition:
Cranes are a Bird of the Bible and are in the Gruidae – Crane Family. There are 15 members in the family. The are part of the Gruiformes Order.

See also: Gospel Message

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