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Flights of fancy : Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition. / Peter Tate.

Tate, Peter, 1926- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307783974 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.

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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find: Cranes"Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand."Russian proverbMagpies"One for sorrow, two for joy..."Traditional English rhymeOwls"The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign."Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part IIIPeacocks"The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet."Medieval Persian traditionRavens"When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black."Cherokee Indian legendSwans"Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep him faithful."British superstitionFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Delacorte Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5044 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

Peter Tate has published several books on ornithology. In Flights of Fancy he has collected the stories that have most intrigued him over a lifetime of study. Tate lives in England.

From the Hardcover edition.

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