Avian And Attributes – Morning

Morningbird (Colluricincla tenebrosa) by Margaret Sloan

Morningbird (Colluricincla tenebrosa) by Margaret Sloan

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35 KJV)

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:” (Mark 13:35 KJV)

“And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.” (John 8:2 KJV)

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Morning

MORN’ING, n.
1. The first part of the day, beginning at twelve o’clock at night and extending to twelve at noon. Thus we say, a star rises at one o’clock in the morning. In a more limited sense, morning is the time beginning an hour or two before sunrise, or at break of day, and extending to the hour of breakfast and of beginning the labors of the day. Among men of business in large cities, the morning extends to the hour of dining.
2. The first or early part.
In the morning of life, devote yourself to the service of the Most High.
MORN’ING, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as morning dew; morning light; morning service.
She looks as clear
As morning roses newly washed with dew.


Morningbird (Colluricincla tenebrosa) by Margaret Sloan

Morningbird (Colluricincla tenebrosa) by Margaret Sloan

Morningbird (Pachycephala tenebrosa)

The Mmorningbird (Pachycephala tenebrosa) is a songbird species in the family Pachycephalidae. It is endemic to the islands of Babelthuap, Koror, Garakayo, Peleliu and Ngabad in Palau. Its natural habitat is deep primary tropical moist lowland forests. The species is non-migratory. It is apparently commoner on the smaller islands in its range.

Morningbirds feed principally on insects, but also take snails, berries, fruit and seeds. They feed on or around the ground.


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Morningbird – A Voice In The Morning

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

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” (Psalms 5:3 KJV)

Avian And Attributes – Mocking

Mocking Cliff Chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris) Female ©WikiC

“Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.” (Matthew 27:41-43 KJV) [While the were mocking Christ, He did not say anything.]


Avian and Attributes – Mocking

MOCK’ING, ppr. Imitating in contempt; mimicking; ridiculing by mimicry; treating with sneers and scorn; defeating; deluding.
MOCK’ING, n. Derision; insult.


Mocking Cliff Chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris) Male ©WikiC

The Mocking Cliff Chat, mocking chat or cliff chat, (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris) is a species of chat in the family Muscicapidae which occurs in rocky habitats in much of eastern Sub-Saharan Africa.

The mocking cliff chat is a large chat with distinctive colouration. The male has a glossy black with a chestnut belly, vent, and rump and white shoulder patches. The shoulder patches vary in size geographically. The female is dark grey with a chestnut lower breast, belly, and vent. The mocking cliff chat has a length of 19–21 cm and weighs 41–51g.

The mocking cliff chat inhabits rocky and boulder-strewn areas, well-wooded rocky ravines, cliffs, gullies, boulder-strewn hillsides and watercourses in valley bottoms with scattered rocks.

A loud fluty melodious warbling song which often contains many rapid-fire phrases mimicking other species, with some harsher phrases interspersed.


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“For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:11-13 KJV)

Avian And Attributes – Lord

Lord Derby’s Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) ©WikiC

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” (Acts 17:24 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Lord

LORD, n.
1. A master; a person possessing supreme power and authority; a ruler; a governor.
Man over man he made not lord.
But now I was the lord of this fair mansion.
2. A tyrant; an oppressive ruler.
3. A husband.
I oft in bitterness of soul deplores my absent daughter, and my dearer lord.
My lord also being old. Gen 18.
4. A baron; the proprietor of a manor; as the lord of the manor.
5. A nobleman; a title of honor in Great Britain
6. An honorary title bestowed on certain official characters; as lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, &c.
7. In scripture, the Supreme Being; Jehovah. When Lord, in the Old Testament, is prints in capitals, it is the translation of JEHOVAH, and so might, with more propriety, be rendered. The word is applied to Christ, Psa 110. Col 3. and to the Holy Spirit, 2 Th 3. As a title of respect, it is applied to kings, Gen 40. 2 Sam 19. to princes and nobles, Gen 42. Dan 4. to a husband, Gen 18. to a prophet, 1 Ki 18. 2 Ki 2. and to a respectable person, Gen 24. Christ is called the Lord of glory, 1 Cor 2. and Lord of lords, Rev 19.
LORD, v.t. To invest with the dignity and privileges of a lord.
LORD, v.i. To domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; sometimes followed by over, and sometimes by it, in the manner of a transitive verb.

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:9 KJV)


Lord Derby's Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) by Wilhelma Zoo©WikiC

Lord Derby’s Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) by Wilhelma Zoo©WikiC

Lord Derby’s Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), also known as Derbyan parakeet, is a monotypic parrot species, which is confined to small pocket of moist evergreen forest in the hills and mountains of the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and adjoining parts of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan in China. The species suffers from cutting of old trees (important for nesting sites) and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. The adult male and female are easily distinguished because they have different beak colours and slightly different plumage.
The name of this bird commemorates Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby

Lord Howe Gerygone (Gerygone insularis) ©Drawing WikiC

Lord Howe Gerygone (Gerygone insulariswas a small bird in the family Acanthizidae, brown and greyish in color. Its head was brown apart from a pale grey eye-ring and a grey throat and chin, many parts of the animal varied to the colour of yellow, this being apparent in its bright yellow belly. It made its home in the canopies of the island’s forest until the early 20th century. The bird has had a variety of monikers: locally, it was known as the “rain-bird” due to its activity after the rains, or the “pop-goes-the-weasel”, due to the similarity of its song to the well-known tune. The bird was endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.

Lord Howe Parakeet (Cyanoramphus subflavescens †) ©Drawing WikiC

Lord Howe Parakeet (Cyanoramphus subflavescens), also known as the Lord Howe red-fronted parakeet, is an extinct parrot endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, part of New South Wales, Australia. It was described as full species by Tommaso Salvadori in 1891, but subsequently, it has been regarded as subspecies of the red-crowned parakeet.

Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) by Ian 1

Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) by Ian 

Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris), also known as the Lord Howe Island woodhen or Lord Howe (Island) rail, is a flightless bird of the rail family, (Rallidae). It is endemic to Lord Howe Island off the Australian coast.


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“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 KJV)

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Avian And Attributes – Imperial

Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) by Daves BirdingPix

Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) by Daves BirdingPix

“Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Isaiah 62:3 KJV)

“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.” (Job 29:14 KJV)

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.” (Psalms 103:19 NASB)

“that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time–He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,” (1 Timothy 6:14-15 NASB)


Avian and Attributes – Imperial

IMPE’RIAL, a. [L.imperialis, from impero, to command. See Emperor.]
1. Pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as an imperial government; an imperial diadem; imperial authority or edict; imperial power or sway.
2. Royal; belonging to a monarch; as an imperial palace; imperial arts.
3. Pertaining to royalty; denoting sovereignty.
4. Commanding; maintaining supremacy; as the imperial democracy of Athens.
[Edited]

(I pushed it a little today, but the definition of Imperial would definitely refer to Christ’s attributes and sovereignty.)


Bird Info

Imperial Amazon (Amazona imperialis)

The Imperial Amazon or the dominican amazon (Amazona imperialis), also known as the sisserou, is a parrot found only on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It has been designated as the national bird of Dominica.

Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) by W Kwong

Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) by W Kwong

The Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) is a black and white cormorant native to southern South America, primarily in rocky coastal regions, but locally also at large inland lakes. Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists’ Union, place it in the genus Leucocarbo, others in the genus Phalacrocorax . It is also known as the blue-eyed shag, blue-eyed cormorant

Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis) ©Drawing WikiC

The Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis) is a small stocky wader which breeds in the Andes. For a century it was known only from two specimens collected near Bogotá, Colombia, and was presumed extinct, but it was rediscovered in Peru in 1967 and Ecuador in 1988. It is not known if it is migratory.

Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) M & F Specimen WikiC

Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) M & F Specimen WikiC

The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) is a species of bird, a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. The genus Campephilus is essentially a tropical one, embracing 13 species, including the imperial woodpecker. If it is not extinct, it is the world’s largest woodpecker species, at 56–60 cm (22–23.5 in) long.

Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) by Dan

Imperial Pigeons – Many
Ducula is a major genus of the pigeon family Columbidae, collectively known as imperial pigeons. They are large to very large pigeons with a heavy build and medium to long tails. They are arboreal, feed mainly on fruit and are closely related to the other genus of fruit-eating doves, Ptilinopus. Both genera display brightly coloured plumage, predominantly green, often with contrasting under-parts of purple, orange or red. Some Ducula have prominently swollen ceres. They have large gapes and swallow seeds whole, playing an important role in seed dispersal.


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“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10-12 KJV)

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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.”
(Mark 9:2-3 AMP)


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 – Diademed

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii) ©Drawing WikiC

“Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Isaiah 62:3 KJV)

“You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of glory and honor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God.” (Isaiah 62:3 AMP)


Avian and Attributes – Diademed

Diademed
DIADEMED, a. Adorned with a diadem; crowned; ornamented.

“Diadem. What the “diadem” of the Jews was, we know not. That of other nations of antiquity was a fillet of silk, two inches broad, bound round the head and tied behind. Its invention is attributed to Liber. Its color was generally white, sometimes, however, it was of blue, like that of Darius; and it was sown with pearls or other gems, Zec_9:16, and enriched with gold. Rev_9:7.
It was peculiarly the mark of Oriental sovereigns. In Est_1:11; Est_2:17, we have cether for the turban worn by the Persian king, queen or other eminent persons to whom it was conceded as a special favor. The diadem of the king differed from that of others in having an erect triangular peak. The words in Eze_23:15 mean long and flowing turbans of gorgeous colors. See Crown.” [Smith’s Bible Dictionary]

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Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema)

Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema) ©WikiC

Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema) is a parrot in the Psittacidae – African and New World Parrot Family, formerly considered conspecific with the Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalia).

“Both adults in general green, with black edging to feathers of crown to mantle and breast; green crown to nape, hindneck green margined with mauve; red feathered cere and forehead; yellow/green with less yellow upper cheeks to ear coverts; secondaries 1-5 red at bases, the remainder green; green tail. Eye ring pale yellow, eye orange. Bill dark grey.” (World Parrot Trust)

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii)

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii) ©WikiC

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchelliior diademed plover (Phegornis mitchellii) is a species of bird in the plover family Charadriidae. It is monotypic within the genus Phegornis. The relationship of this species to other plovers is uncertain, a 2010 study suggested it may be related to the Australian dottrells.

The species is found in the Puna grassland ecozone of the Andes Mountains from Argentina and Chile, through Bolivia to Peru. In this habitat it prefers mossy tundra, high-altitude grassland, bogs and swamps. It is an altitudinal migrant, breeding between 3,500–5,000 m (11,500–16,400 ft) above sea-level, but wintering at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

The diademed sand-piper-plover is a small compact plover, 16.5–19 cm (6.5–7.5 in) in length and weighing 28–46 g (0.99–1.62 oz). It has a black head with a white stripe above the eye meeting at the crown, a chestnut neck, a white throat and chest barred in black, and grey upperparts. The wings are short and the flight undulating. The sexes are alike and the juvenile has a grey head, less distinct barring on the front and brown upperparts.

They breed in the summer months, laying two eggs, olive-grey with black spots, in a circular nest of grasses. The downy chicks are dark brown, marbled with black above and lighter below. Member of the Charadriidae – Plovers Family

Diademed Tapaculo (Scytalopus schulenbergi)

Diademed Tapaculo (Scytalopus schulenbergi) ©Neotropical Birds

Diademed Tapaculo (Scytalopus schulenbergi) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae – Tapaculos Family. It is found in Bolivia and Peru. Fairly newly named species, therefore information scant. See – Neotropical Birds article.


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Avian And Attributes – David’s

David’s Fulvetta (Alcippe davidi) ©Planet of Birds

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (Matthew 1:1 KJV)

“While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.” (Matthew 22:41-46 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – David’s

Ruth 4:22 (c) He is a type of the Christian and of CHRIST who lives for GOD in his youth, is persecuted and rejected by his brethren, is tempted in the wilderness, but finally is exalted on the throne. [Wilson’s Dictionary of Bible Types]


David’s Fulvetta (Alcippe davidi) ©Planetscott.com

David’s Fulvetta (Alcippe davidi) is a species of bird in the Pellorneidae – Fulvettas, Ground Babblers Family. It is endemic to southern China and northern Vietnam. This species was recently raised from a subspecies of the Grey-cheeked Fulvetta.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary forest, bamboo and scrub. Oriental Region : Southcentral, South China to Northwest Vietnam

Breeding season from March to July in China, April to August in Taiwan, February to July in SE Asia. The nest is a compact strong cup made of bark, leaf skeletons, moss and spider web. It’s placed in a low bush and lays 2 – 4 eggs. Multibrooded.

Feeds on small insects, seeds and berries. Often in noisy groups, sometimes in mixed flocks together with other species. Often mobs raptors and owls. [Wikipedia and Planet of Birds]


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Avian and Attributes – Apostle’s Teacher

Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) by Ian

“And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Apostle’s Teacher

APOS’TLE, n. [L. apostalus; Gr. to send away, to sent.]

A person deputed to execute some important business; but appropriately, a disciple of Christ commissioned to preach the gospel. Twelve persons were selected by Christ for this purpose; and Judas, one of the number, proving an apostate, his place was supplied by Matthias. Acts 1.

The title of apostle is applied to Christ himself, Heb 3. In the primitive ages of the church, other ministers were called apostles, Rom 16; as were persons sent to carry alms from one church to another, Phil 2. This title was also given to persons who first planted the Christian faith. Thus Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France; and the Jesuit Missionaries are called apostles.

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;” (Hebrews 3:1 KJV)


Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) by Ian

Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) by Ian

Apostlebird

The Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea), also known as the grey jumperlousy jack or cwa bird is a quick-moving, gray or black bird about 13 inches (33 centimetres) long. It is a native to Australia where it roams woodlands, eating insects and seeds at, or near, ground level. Apostlebirds often travel in groups of about 12; for this reason they were named after the Biblical apostles, the twelve chief followers of Jesus Christ.

Measuring around 33 cm (13 in) in length, the apostlebird is a predominantly dark grey bird with a long black tail tinted greenish in sunlight. The grey feathers on the head, neck and breast are brushed with paler grey-white and the wings are brownish. The legs and bill are black and the eyes brown or white. They are members of the Corcoracidae – Australian Mudnesters Family.

“Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.” (Acts 1:2-4 KJV)


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Avian And Attributes – Zoologist

Avian And Attributes – Zoologist

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) ©WikiC

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) ©WikiC

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:1-3 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Zoologist

Zoologist
ZOOLOGIST, n. [from zoology.] One who is well versed in the natural history of animals, or who describes animals.

[Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828)]

The Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator of all that is in the world, truly was the first Zoologist. The Lord was definitely well versed in the animals, especially the birds. He knows every part of them and has an understanding of every function that He created in them. Most of all, He cares about each of them, as He does us. [Lee]

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” (Matthew 10:29 KJV)


Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) ©WikiC

Zone-tailed Hawk

The Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) is a medium-sized hawk of warm, dry parts of the Americas. It is somewhat similar in plumage and flight style to a common scavenger, the turkey vulture, and may benefit from being able to blend into groups of vultures. It feeds on small vertebrates of all kinds (other than fish), including various small mammals and birds.

Zone-tailed hawks range from parts of southern Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas almost throughout inland Mexico and the central portions of Central America down into eastern Colombia, Ecuador and, more sporadically, into Peru, southern Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina.

Zone-tailed hawks can adapt to various habitats across their broad range, including both closed and open ones and wet and dry ones. Often, the largest numbers are found in rocky areas with access to water. They often reside in coniferous or pine-oak forests as well as timbered canyonland, hilly riverine woods, dry open boscage and scrub, humid forests and overgrown marshes. They may forage over ranches and even semi-desert, but always need at least scattered tree thickets for nesting. They may be distributed in elevation from sea-level to 3,000 m (9,800 ft), though are mainly found below 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in the north and below 500 m (1,600 ft) in the southern reaches of the breeding range.

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) ©WikiC


*** This is the second time through some alphabetical Attributes of God. First time through I tried to use the last name of a bird alphabetically, and then this second time through, the first name of the bird was used. We trust you enjoyed this series. For now, another plan is in the works. Stay Tuned!!***

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Avian And Attributes – Yoke

Avian And Attributes – Yoke

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer) ©WikiC

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Yoke

YOKE, n. [G., L., Gr.]
1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen; by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.
2. A mark of servitude; slavery; bondage.
Our country sinks beneath the yoke.
3. A chain; a link; a bond of connection; as the yoke of marriage.
4. A couple; a pair; as a yoke of oxen.
5. Service.
My yoke is easy. Mat 11.

YOKE, v.t.
1. To put a yoke on; to join in a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.
2. To couple; to join with another.
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Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer) Breeding Male ©WikiC

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer)

The yellow-crowned bishop (Euplectes afer) is a species of passerine bird in the family Ploceidae native to Africa south of the Sahara.[2] It is highly sexually dimorphic in its breeding season, during which the male adopts a distinctive yellow and black plumage, contrasting with the female’s predominantly brown coloration. Three subspecies are recognised.

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer) ©Flickr Ian White

The yellow-crowned bishop is native to the African countries of: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It has been introduced in the following countries: Jamaica, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.[1][6] It prefers habitats such as grasslands, vleis, and pans. It likes wheat and sorghum fields, and weedy vegetation along wetlands.

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer) Breeding Male ©WikiC

The yellow-crowned bishop eats insects, grain, and seeds. It lives in flocks with both males and females. In non-breeding seasons the flocks may contain weavers and sparrows. The call is a “high-pitched, rasping, buzzing swizzling, somewhat insect-like: zzzzzzz, zzit, zzit, zzzz”.


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

Happy Easter – He Is Alive

Happy Easter – He is Alive

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“Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.” (Matthew 27:63 KJV)

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.” (Mark 16:9-11 KJV)

“And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.” (Luke 24:36-40 KJV)

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18 KJV)

We trust you are celebrating the resurrection of Our Lord today. The Lord Jesus Christ’s ability to raise Himself from death could only happen because He, the Son of Man, was also the Son of God incarnate. He came to die for our sins by paying the ransom, and through His resurrection, we can have eternal life with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:16-21 KJV)

“This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:6-7 KJV)

Lord Bless you as you reflect on what this day really represents. It is not about colored eggs, bunnies, or baskets of goodies. It is about God, in the person of Jesus Christ, coming in human form, totally man without sin. He came to die for you and me as payment for our sins. It’s a gift. A very costly gift. We all have a choice to receive this gift or to refuse it. It is up to us. Thankfully, I accepted that Gift of Salvation, 57 years ago on March 20th of 1960.

What Will You Do With Jesus?

Please check out these previous Easter Blogs:

He is Risen! Happy Easter – 2010

Happy Easter – He Is Risen! – 2012

Sunday Inspiration – Easter – 2014

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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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