Avian And Attributes – Cook

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) ©WikiC

“As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. (John 21:9 KJV)

“Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.” (John 21:12-14 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Cook

From the above verses, it appears our Lord was also a good Cook.

Cook
(1): (v. i.) To prepare food for the table.
(3): (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
(6): (n.) One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
(7): (v. t.) To throw.


Cook Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako) ©IGoTerra

Cook Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako)

The Cook Reed Warbler or Cook Islands reed warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako) is a species of Old World warbler in the Acrocephalidae Family. It is found only in the Cook Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, swamps, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) ©Flickr Duncan

Cook’s Petrel (Pterodroma cookii)

The Cook’s petrel (blue-footed petrel) (Pterodroma cookii), is a Procellariform seabird. It is a member of the gadfly petrels and part of the subgroup known as Cookilaria petrels, which includes the very similar Stejneger’s petrel. One of the smallest petrels, Cook’s petrel is typically 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) in length with a 65–66 cm (26–26 in) wingspan and a weight of around 200 g (7.1 oz). Its colouration is typical of gadfly petrels: pale grey upperparts with a dark grey “M” on the wings and white underparts.

The bill is long and black with tubular nostrils on both sides. As in all members of the order Procellariiformes, this nostril configuration enables an exceptionally acute sense of smell, which the birds use to locate food and nest sites in the dark. In the  Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters Family.

Cook’s petrel breeds only in New Zealand on three small islands: Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, and Codfish Island. The breeding season is the southern summer, October–May. It nests in burrows and rock crevices, preferring sites on thickly forested ridges.

Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki) ©Peter Ericsson

Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki)

The Cook’s Swift (Apus cooki), is a small bird, superficially similar to a house martin. It is, however, completely unrelated to those passerine species, since swifts are in the order Apodiformes. These birds have very short legs which they use only for clinging to vertical surfaces. The scientific name comes from the Greek απους, apous, meaning “without feet”. They never settle voluntarily on the ground. Blyth’s swifts spend most of their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in their beaks.

Cook’s swifts breed in limestone caves of Thailand, Myanmar and Indochina. The species has a green iridescence, a shallow tail fork and is a short distance migrant. In the Apodidae – Swift Family


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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 – Bountiful/Bountifully

Bounty Shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi ) ©WorldBirds

“I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” (Psalms 13:6 KJV)

“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.” (Psalms 116:7 KJV)

“GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.” (Psalms 119:17 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Bountiful

BOUN’TIFUL, a. [bounty and full.] Free to give; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors; munificent; generous.

God, the bountiful author of our being.

It is followed by of before the thing given, and to before the person receiving.

BOUN’TIFULLY, adv. Liberally; largely; in a bountiful manner.


Bounty Shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi) Specimen ©WikiC

Bounty Shag

The Bounty Shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi), also known as the Bounty Island shag, is a species of cormorant of the Phalacrocoracidae family. They are found only on the tiny and remote Subantarctic Bounty Islands, 670 km south east of New Zealand. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. In 2005 618 individuals were counted (with roughly 410 mature ones) and the population seems to have remained stable since.

Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists’ Union, place this species in the genus Leucocarbo. Others place it in the genus Phalacrocorax.

Size; 71 cm. Large, black-and-white cormorant. Black head, hind neck, lower back, rump, uppertail-coverts, all with metallic blue sheen. White underparts. Pink feet. White patches on wings appear as bar when folded. Caruncles absent. Voice: Male makes call during displays only.

This species as Vulnerable because its very small population and breeding range renders it susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts. The Bounty Islands are a nature reserve and are free of introduced predators. The islands are uninhabited and are seldom visited, so human interference is minimal. (Cormorants, shags – Phalacrocoracidae Family)

Bounty Shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi ) ©NZBirdsonline


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

Lee’s Two Word Tuesday – 5/30/17

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Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) feeding a chick ©WikiC

FEED ME

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“Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:” (Proverbs 30:8 KJV)

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) feeding a chick ©WikiC

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Lee’s One Word Monday – 4/24/17

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Northern Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli) by Dave's BirdingPix

OPEN

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“I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” (Psalms 81:10 KJV)

Northern Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli) by Dave’s BirdingPix

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Lee’s Three Word Wednesday – 4/19/17

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Feeding White Ibises at Lake Morton

GIVING THEM BREAD

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“Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.”  (Ruth 1:6)

Feeding White Ibises at Lake Morton

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Lee’s Seven Word Sunday – 3/12/17

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Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) -Viera Wetlands by Dan

UPON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

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Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” (1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV)

Osprey Eating – Viera Wetlands by Dan

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