In Chilean mythology, the Alicanto is a bird of the desert of Atacama.The Alicanto’s wings shine during the night with beautiful, metallic colors. The bird’s eyes emit strange lights which makes their nighttime flights luminous.
A miner will have good luck if he sees the Alicanto. The metallic-feathered birds live in small caves between hills that contain minerals, and they feed on gold and silver.
If a miner follows an Alicanto without being caught, he can find silver or gold. But, if the Alicanto discovers him, the bird may guide the expectant miner off a cliff, causing him to fall to his death.
Did you know that on the Chrysler Building, there are gargoyles shaped like futuristic eagles? Reminiscent of hood ornaments, the eagles are on the corners of the 61st floor.
Black Vulture, © 2015 Liz Vitale
In actuality, I rescued a black vulture this past week;it seemed to be injured and was hanging around my mom’s place. I fed it dog food for a few days and then got in contact with AWARE, and Uncle Steve and I transported it to the facility.
Brown Thrasher, © 2015 Liz Vitale
I’ve always been very pleased that Georgia’s state bird is the Brown Thasher. They are related to catbirds and mockingbirds, who are always a pleasure to watch in the backyard. Brown thrashers find their food on the ground, “thrashing” about in the underbrush,foraging under leaves, brushes, and soil debris on the ground using their bills.
Blue Penguin, © 2015 Liz Vitale
The Blue Penguin is also called the Little Penguin, and they are indeed cute and tiny–only about 13 inches tall.
Emu Notes,© 2015 Liz Vitale
I love emus! If we didn’t have so many other animals to take care of I would totally have a couple of them since we have the pasture space. Our rescue horses would probably freak out over them, however.
Ice Birds,© 2105 Liz Vitale
Ice bird, nice bird,
Better yet as twice bird!
Feathers blue,fluffy warm,
We can weather any storm.