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Birds of the Bible – At the National Aviary

Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa) by Lee at National Aviary
Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa) at National Aviary

Birds of the Bible – at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA seems like a logical topic. As you may be aware, Dan and I, visited the Aviary in August. What a fantastic place to see birds from all around the world. With over 800 birds, there had to be some of the birds mentioned in the Bible.

The Bible says that all birds were created by the Lord, so technically, they all qualify. For this blog, I will confine it to named types of birds. Birds mentioned below are in the same family of the named bird, at least according to the IOC list of Families and Orders.

I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. (Psalms 50:11 ESV)

And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, … (Leviticus 11:13-19 KJV)

Birds of the Bible (In parenthesis are the birds found at the Aviary)

Their birds change from time to time and what we saw will change. We saw many more birds, but these are only the Birds mentioned by name (kind) in Scripture.

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