- A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because
it has a song.
- The early bird catches the worm, but it is the early worm that
- A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
- Birds of a feather flock together.
- A bird never flew on one wing.
- God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds
and invented cages. (Jacques Deval)
- A fine cage won't feed the bird.
- A new net won't catch an old bird.
- Every bird loves to hear himself sing.
- No matter how high a bird flies, it has to come down for water.
- A talkative bird will not build a nest
- It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds
- I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds
than airplanes. (Charles Lindbergh)
- A sparrow in hand is worth a pheasant that flieth by.
- A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can't
- The summer does not start with a single swallow.
- One swallow does not make a summer.
- If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck,
it must be a duck.
- What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
- Had the pheasant not screamed, it wouldn't have been shot.
- The chicken that cries at night will not lay eggs in the morning.
- The eagle does not catch flies.
- The locust flies with the wings of a falcon.
- The parrot utters one cry, the quail another.
- The owl sees in his son a falcon.
- A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise
old bird? (Edward Hersey Richards)
- When the mantis hunts the locust, he forgets the shrike that's
- The hen flies not far unless the cock flies with her.
- The seagull sees farthest who flies highest.
- Live with vultures, become a vulture; live with crows, become
- The crow that mimics a cormorant is drowned.
- As proud as a peacock.
- To be up with the lark ( = to be awake and out of bed early in the morning)
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