“LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:” (Psalms 10:17 KJV)
“Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.” (Psalms 31:2 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Ear (Eared)
E’AR, n. [L. auris, whence auricula; audio.]
1. The organ of hearing; the organ by which sound is perceived; and in general, both the external and internal part is understood by the term. The external ear is a cartilaginous funnel, attached, by ligaments and muscles, to the temporal bone.
2. The sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judging of harmony; the power of nice perception of the differences of sound, or of consonances and dissonances. She has a delicate ear for music, or a good ear.
5. A favorable hearing; attention; heed; regard. Give no ear to flattery.
I cried to God–and he gave ear to me. Psa 77.
He could not gain the prince’s ear.
6. Disposition to like or dislike what is heard; opinion; judgment; taste.
7. Any part of a thing resembling an ear; a projecting part from the side of any thing; as the ears of a vessel used as handles. [Edited]
“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.” (Proverbs 20:12 KJV)
Our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, created the ear which is able to receive sounds and messages. A Lord who Listens. He listens to our request to Him and expects us to listen to the messages He gives to us. So, today, we see that there are five birds named “Eared.”
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata) is a New World dove. It is a resident breeder throughout South America from Colombia to southern Argentina and Chile, and on the offshore islands from the Grenadines southwards. It may be a relatively recent colonist of Tobago and Trinidad. It appears to be partially migratory, its movements driven by food supplies.
Eared Pitta (Hydrornis phayrei) is a species of bird in the pitta family, Pittidae and is found in Southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Eared Poorwill (Nyctiphrynus mcleodii) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is endemic to Mexico.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Eared Pygmy Tyrant (Myiornis auricularis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus), also known as the eared trogon, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It breeds in streamside pine-oak forests and canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico south to western Michoacán. It is sometimes seen as a vagrant to southeasternmost Arizona in the United States and has bred there. This range includes part of the Madrean Sky Islands region of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora.
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
*** Dan and I were away for four day on a Birdwatching Adventure. We just arrived back today and will soon have some photos and tales to tell. Stay Tuned! ***