Bird Families

Moluccan Owl / Otus magicus


Gray partridges (Perdix perdix).

February 2, 2020, Kemerovo region.

“Trust no one, the obituaries are deceitful,

I did not die and did not surrender,

It's off season here but we're still alive

Quiet on the invisible front. "

  • #winter
  • #Perdix perdix
  • #birds
  • #hen

Where the wind blows, so do I.

I have no idea where I always go to unknown places. How is it?

There is always such a premonition as if someone is whispering to me. But who is this?

Who gives me such a beautiful melody in my ears? Is it not my muse?

Maybe sing the birds?

No, hardly, these beautiful birds will do it for me.

Maybe. Is it the wind? Wind? Not! I can't believe it!

But what if it's true?

But I can say that I will always go where the wind blows.

Because I always like her choice.

  • #Poems
  • #?
  • #people
  • #thinking out loud
  • #thinks
  • #wind
  • #every day is beautifull
  • #birds
  • #muse
  • #nature

An example is a recent letter with bird names and comments.

Original taken from Peacock Rise.

The bird we call turkey has Indian-derived names in several other languages, including Hebrew, French, and Turkish. In Dutch and all Scandinavian languages, her name comes from the specific Indian city of Calicut. In English, the bird is named after Turkey - turkey. In Greek and Scottish Gaelic, it is called French chicken. In Portuguese, Croatian and Hindi, her name is derived from the state of Peru.

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  • # subtleties of language

In the second half of the 1990s, the vulture population began to decline sharply in India.Three species - the Bengal vulture (Gyps bengalensis), the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) and the small-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) - are on the verge of extinction. Dr. Debbie Payne, Research Fellow at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said: "In 1980, the Bengal vulture was considered the most abundant large large bird of prey in the world, but ten years later its population has declined by more than 99%, tens of millions of birds have died."


The species of scoops are widespread in Europe, Asia (except for the North), Africa, America (except for the Far North and South). In Europe, a representative of the genus is widespread - the scops owl. In Russia, in addition to the scops owl, in the Far East there are also eastern and collar scoops. In the countries of Central Asia and Kazakhstan - the desert scoop.