The sound came again, the cry of someone who was hurt. Katie wiped her eyes. She was drenched with rain and curled against the large root of a tree. The birds of the jungle made screaming sounds, but this was different. This was human.
Ducks, cranes and other aquatic birds abound in the delta.
I know owls don't sing, but I didn't like the song birds as well as this guy.
Of wild animals may be noted the moufflon (Ovis Ammon), the stag, and the wild boar, and among birds various species of the vulture and eagle in the mountains, and the pelican and flamingo (the latter coming in August in large flocks from Africa) in the lagoons.
Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out.
In North America, especially in the Wisconsin region, there are numerous mounds made in shapes resembling the figures of animals, birds or even human forms. These have not been often found to be sepulchral, but they are associated with sepulchral mounds of the ordinary form, some of which are as much as 300 ft.
The Seriema must be regarded as the not greatly modified heir of some very old type, such as one may fairly imagine to have lived before many of the existing groups of birds had become differentiated, and it is probable that the extinct birds known as Stereornithes, and in particular the fossil Phororhachos from the Miocene of Patagonia, were closely allied to its ancestors.
The fruit is eaten by most frugivorous birds, and through their agency, particularly that of the species which is accordingly known as missel-thrush or mistle-thrush, the plant is propagated.
It was the favourite haunt of humming-birds and bees.
Alex suggested she fill it with spray foam to keep them out, but baby birds were one of the things she looked forward to every year.
The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.
Hares, rabbits, field-mice, waterrats, rats, squirrels, moles, game-birds, pigeons, and small birds, form the chief food of the wild cat.
He obtains a magic glass cage, yoked with eight griffins, flies through the clouds, and, thanks to enchanters who know the language of birds, gets information as to their manners and customs, and ultimately receives their submission.
The true love-birds (Agapornis) may also be said to build nests, for they line their nest-hole with strips of pliant bark.
Nothing more seems to have been known of it in Europe till 1803, when Azara published at Madrid his observations on the birds of Paraguay (Apuntamientos, No.
In other respects the difference between the two birds seems to be immaterial.
There are few birds which have more exercised the taxonomer than this, and the reason seems to be plain.
The Booth collection of British birds, bequeathed to the corporation by E.
Forbes drew attention to a certain community amongst birds and other vertebrates, invertebrates, and amongst plants, on all the lands stretching towards the south pole.
He showed that not only as regards beasts, but also as regards birds, these regions are thus sharply limited.
The birds of Australia in their number and variety of species may be deemed some compensation for its poverty of mammals; yet it will not stand comparison in this respect with regions of Africa and South America in the same latitudes.
The mound-raising megapodes, the bower-building satin-birds, and several others, display peculiar habits.
The ruffed grouse (or "partridge") is the most common of game birds, but woodcock, ducks and geese are quite common.
Birds of prey comprise several species of hawks and owls, and a few eagles.
These birds were of enormous size, and reminded Zeb of the rocs he had read about in the Arabian Nights.
As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant.
The sound of the trickling stream joined with the voices of birds waking to face the new day.
Every year birds built a nest there.
Birds flitted from tree to tree, chirping at each other and battling over the best roosting sights.
Bonaparte and Professor Schlegel (1850), though it excludes many birds which an English writer would call "grosbeaks."
The majority of the birds are of endemic species peculiar to different islets, while more than half belong to peculiar genera.
Among birds of prey may be mentioned the eagle and various species of hawk, and among game-birds the partridge and pheasant.
Of birds the number of species greatly exceeds that of the mammals, including the rhea of the pampas and condor of the Andes, and the tiny, brilliant-hued humming-birds of the tropical North.
This region abounds in big game and birds are plentiful.
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
"Canary-birds?" he asked.
"How about the birds and beasts and fishes?" asked Zeb.
Wooden birds fluttered among the trees and wooden cows were browsing upon the wooden grass; but the most amazing things of all were the wooden people--the creatures known as Gargoyles.
The birds did not sing, nor did the cows moo; yet there was more than ordinary activity everywhere.
The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass.
He put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home.