king of birds


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king of birds

Any bird for which a group, nation, or culture has a great amount of admiration or respect, especially eagles. Seeing a bald eagle up close in the wild, it is easy to see why the king of birds was chosen to be on our country's seal.
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king of birds

the eagle.
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It is like a national bird in Qatar and most of the Gulf countries, which have falcon hospitals to provide necessary treatment to the king of birds.
Of course, the best known story about the little wren comes from Greek mythology - the wren becoming the king of birds when it concealed itself in the plumage of the eagle.
As the lion was traditionally considered the king of beasts and the eagle was the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
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Half human and half bird, Garuda is Lord Visnu's vahana (vehicle) and is also known as king of birds.
The Roman legions conquered most of Europe fighting under the eagle standard,and throughout North America this king of birds was revered as divine.
The songs of dozens of birds drift across the rainforest, dominated by the cries of a crested drongo, known locally as the king of birds.
The griffin had the power of the king of birds and the king of beast, which made it doubly royal and strong.
When fully grown, the eagle, which is known as the king of birds, can have a 7-foot wingspan and is 30 to 41 inches long.
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