A name of the purple grackle.

Blackbird

A name of the purple grackle.

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary who propogated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He was murdered in Frisia.

Saint Boniface

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary…

Birds for the most part white, tinged with sulphury yellow or rose-color, and with elegant recurved crests resembling helmets.

Cockatoo

Birds for the most part white, tinged with sulphury yellow or rose-color, and with elegant recurved…

A large crow.

Carrion Crow

A large crow.

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers and crest upon the head.

Blue Jay

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers…

Princess, castle, and raven

Pictorial banner

Princess, castle, and raven

An example of Native American picture writing. One interpretation: "The chiefs Black Wolf, Raven, Fast Bear, and Standing Bear hold a war council round the fire where grass was high. They dig up the hatchet, have plenty of arrows, and start on foot to a Cheyenne village (cut arm, Cheyenne sign) on Beaver Creek, where they expect to have a fight, and stampede the herd of fat ponies." —Scott, 1884

Picture Writing

An example of Native American picture writing. One interpretation: "The chiefs Black Wolf, Raven, Fast…

Ravens are sedentary birds, and never voluntarily abandon the place they have elected for their home, (Figuier, 1869).

Raven

Ravens are sedentary birds, and never voluntarily abandon the place they have elected for their home,…

The raven has a broat palate, its diet including worms, brubs, reptiles, birds' eggs, fish, and shell-fish.

Raven

The raven has a broat palate, its diet including worms, brubs, reptiles, birds' eggs, fish, and shell-fish.

"The Raven is a large bird of the crow family. The raven has played an important part in mythology and folk-lore. It is the first bird mentioned by name in the Old Testament; by the ministry of ravens Elijah was fed, and they were to be the ministers of vengeance on unruly children. The raven was the bird of Odin, and in classic mythology was of ill-omen, a character often attributed to it by the early English dramatists. Marlowe calls it the 'sad presageful raven.' and Shakespeare repeatedly refers to the belief that its appearance foreboded misfortune. This belief, which is widespread, probably arose from the preternaturally grave manner of the bird, its sable plumage, and the readiness with which it learns to imitate human speech."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Raven

"The Raven is a large bird of the crow family. The raven has played an important part in mythology and…

Scene from the story, "The Raven."

Raven

Scene from the story, "The Raven."

Scene from the story, "The Raven."

Raven

Scene from the story, "The Raven."

"Corvus corax, the Raven, are generally black with a purplish or greenish gloss, and frequently with white at the base of the feathers; some, however, are browner."

Raven

"Corvus corax, the Raven, are generally black with a purplish or greenish gloss, and frequently with…

"Corvus corax. American Raven. Feathers of throat somewhat stiffened, lengthened, pointed, lying loose from one another; those of neck with gray downy bases, as elsewhere on the body. Color entirely lustrous black, with chiefly purplish and violet burnishing." Elliot Coues, 1884

American Raven

"Corvus corax. American Raven. Feathers of throat somewhat stiffened, lengthened, pointed, lying loose…