Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition



Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
Why were barnacle geese once classified as fish? When were kingfisher feathers used as love charms? Flights of Fancy is an endlessly browsable guide to the fascinating stories and bizarre superstitions that surround some of the world’s best-loved birds. Ranging from a traditional Italian account of how the nightingale learned to sing to an exploration of the Welsh belief that eagles breeds storms on Mount Snowdon, it’s the perfect bedside companion for every birdwatcher.
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