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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Warble Daw Raven

Warble Daw Raven

[from the Birdic original, untranslated]
Illustrations by Thomas Bewick


Ahinga Gull cawed Raven, Eos Smew Doo Coleto Myna,
Chough Chewit squawk Grús Lark a Crow, Smee’s Purre Assity daw White Rump-ed Shama.
Knot gé Sapsucker, Oriol Flycatcher, corr Daw Least Tit-a Manx Doo-Witcher,
Raven Grús Rhea Cutia Beach Bird, a Pitta Redhead Tanager.
Grus Ani Orange-breasted Sunbird, ao Summer Tanagair Sea-Doves,
“Yungus Raven, Sibia eun Skua!”, “Ja”, Sea Crow’d, “Io Courser!”, Poë Sea-Doves.



Stubtailed Io alae University, Weerit Warbled Fuise bird Courier
Yoit Shama a Baldpate Buzzard, gé Nene Babbler Ani Worrier.
Teuk gé Tern as Apostlebird, Wrentit Towhee Godwit Skua,
Knot Mate dikkop trá Bishopbird Chough, Friarbird Whaup Weeo Doo Koel.

Io Coot Baza gé Préachán Crow, Jacana Turnstone Fody,
Nene Emu gé Flutist Wren, hoot Towee Hwa-mei Noddy.
Io Rook smólach Harpy Music, gé Whistler, Knot gé Nightingale,
Coot gé Buzzard Songbird, Wren Eos Smew daws Little Gull.

Love-bird whaup míog Flutist Wren, Apostlebird Fody Lord God Bird Io
Saith Ja Hoopoe-d t’ Gowdie, Préachán daw Espiritu Santo,
Ios Preacherbird, Doo gé Youngas White-fronted Quakerbird Nunlet,
Alala Luatharán Parson Bird, dunne matter Nun Weerit.

Goonied up Doo Presbyterian Preacher Bird, Jacana Turnstone Fody
Sqauwked Daw Flutist Wren Emu, Hoot Towee Owl Tope Noddy!
Io Wrybilled smólach Harpy Music, Daw Knot gé Nightingale,
Io whaupgé Happy Songbird, Wren Eos Smew Doo s Yaffingale.

Tuke a Tern Assity Circus-duck, Carpenter Bird, ao Paisano Basket Hanger,
Wren Weerit a Stake-drivin' Nut-jobbin' Wood-cracker,
Poor Munia Eos gé Courser Io’m Preacher Bird, a Gull-Chasin’ Bull-o-the-bog,
Poë Teuchit gé Secretary-bird Skua, Io gé Peabody Horner Hound dawg.

Nope Iora Scribbling Schoolmaster, gé Blakeling Writing Lark,
Eider Scribble wid gé Pelican, a-Loon Daw Florican, . . .
 . . . gé Wood-peckin’ Homer, a Striped Babbler Tule Goose-r ‘n Daw Dark.
Wren Nunne Nightjar, alae gé Ray Wagtail’s Rusty Fronted Barwing . . .
Io Teuk gé Gull scrabe Raven, Fody Divers ruán Bushtit Park . . .



Ao Barwing Crooked Bill’s, eos Fallow-chat Bargoose Stilties,
Long-tailed Mag, gollan gé Mum-ruffin, Bottle-tit Goosin’ Amzel Watteries.
Bottle-torn Tom, gollan Barrell Tit, Bum Barrell Barwit, gollan gé Bum Towel,
Io Cóbach gé Creak-Mouse gollan Feather Pick, eun Poke Bag gé Chacker Fowl.

Summer Ducks eun Summer Knots,
Bumble-bee Buzzers weerit Goodsanders,
Bonxie High Hoes, Honey Buzzards wid Evening Grosbeaks,
Gull Hunters eun Veerio-s Little Gull-Chasers.

Io Lark míog Burgomaster Lang Sandy, Eos Smoke Malkoha burnt
IsaIbis Wary Hanger, buidhe Nope, Eos Knot Spirit Bird!
Snipe Nine-Killer straight, Buteo wid White Whiskey Jack.
Flusher Twite gollan gé Falcon er Doo, Arthen Garganey Koloa Black!

Chitter Chat eun Bullfinch, Wren Grebe gé Falcon Twink,
Chatter Pie wid’ Cockatous, an’ Solitaire Thick-knee Bobolinks.
Owl Wet-me-lip wid Gollan Amzel, Wren Scotch gollan Bitterie,
Drink-a-penny Cistacolas, Flusher Doo wid Golden Cutty.




Moorfowl Tits den Asity, Dakerhens gollan Weir Cocks,
Bil’s Barwing Weeo gé Divers Mesla, Drongos eun Pootoo Dunnocks.
Io scraich fody White-Whiskey Jack, wid Fluvicolas Eos Twink Oat-hen,
Screwbirds fody High Hoes wid Titty Todgers, Devil’s Bitch Sheldrake Moorhen.

Io Seed-eater míoc Little Gull Starling, Swallow-in’ Wild Turkey 'n Kokako’s.
Ouzel Alder Barwings eun Daw pieanat, Hoot Owl such Corvus Mangoes!
Owl Daw Flycatchers eun Daw Tityra, Trá Tragopan n’ Fulford desire!
White-eye Seed-eater Starling Veereos, Fara Sora ‘dis Nymphicus Woodstar!’

Owl Poke Daw Pudding Auk Single-bars, Pullet Horie Geese eun Canada Hookers,
Wren Eos Sora míog Youngas Gull’s Wrybill, gollan gé Dykie Tanager Tit-warbler.
Io Sora’ alae Noddy Barwing, Shag Mosshead Turnstoned Tomtit,
I’m gé Bottle-tom,Wren dis Gull’s Knot Guiy, Knot gé Bottle-tit.

Chat Io wid eean Cherry Chopper, Fulmar Eos Turnstone scrabe:
“Kno’t gé Brichty Gull, Nonpareil, antpittas Rupicola, oulet baou Daw Bar?”
“Gé Gull’s scrabe, Raven. Duneur Eyre.”
“Daw Gull is Toucan me”, toud Io. “Long-tongue Kiskadee Wood Dove Hwamei!”
“Coot Rook!” scrabe daw Cherry Chopper.
Howlet Mudhen, White-eye Doo, Hirgoes, Io Trá doo Spekes Weaver!

Twink corr Knot Doo Twink, White-eye Eider up,
Owl Goosander next Trá Eryr, Daw Gull’s Moor Game eun gé Shy-Duck.
Chewink-ed Io, Sora Eos Twinked, Sora Wren t’ Chat
Io Choughed Doo Ice Breaker, Eos Chough Doo A-Skimmer eos Swan Chat.
“Arseene Eyre Velvet Asity, Oh Gull, gé Kiskadee Woodcock me wealthy . . .
“Oh Gull Uria pleengie Guillemot, thin Knot fat . . ."




“A Chick-a-Dee Wood Shrike me healthy, Uria Reedling Io Hoopoe-d Doo Chat!”

Yoit Io scrab Knot.

“Ne-Ne,”, scraich she, “Io a-Skimmer Hwamei hide harle?

“Dunne Kno’t”, scrabe Io. “Weerit?”

“Weerit Robin eun ‘Tealin, Eos gos ur Willet Ger?”, Raven scrabe-a Laughing Gull.

Sora e-Chough, Eos checked Míg Pochard, buidhe míog Willet Knot Ger!

Nope Ibis Knot gé Tattler, Knot gé Gossiper nora Tell-tale, nora Préachán Crow
“Io Bean Guise Robin eun ‘Teal-in!, Gimme back míog Willet Gull!
“Colm Widgeon Eos Roller if Youngas Takehe’s míoc Willet gé Gannet,
Scraw daw Florican: “Lesser caw Daw Florican, Crombeck Alle Daw Willets Robinet.”



“Colm Chatterpie eun míog Caracara . . . . “

Little Gull’s Nene gwaz Raven, Eos flew Trá caw Eryr Myna,
Ra scraich Grús Snipe gé Crow, Chough Shag gwaz Pitta as gé White Rump-ed Shama.
Knot gé Sapsucker, Nora Flycatcher, corr Daw Least Tit ao-Doo -Witcher,
Grús gé Rhea Cutia, gé purty Redhead Tanager.”

“Raven, Knot ‘yur cardinals?

“Ja, Eos Hoopoe Doo !”

“Sing ‘em!”

“Swan, Doo, Cheerie, Forktail, Kite, Stint, Pheasant, Eider, Mire, Wren,”

“Gwan.”

“Oulala, Tesia, Thrissel, Fuipín, Fullfit, Silk Wing, Seven Whistler, Ehedydd, Niltava, Tomtit.

An Orange-breasted Sunbird, gé Summer Tanager Shag gwaz.
“Raven Eos should be eun Skua!” . . . míog Gull Macaw-ed, “A Courser!”, poë Shag Dove.
Eider Fly-Up-Daw-Creek Trá gé Peek, alae Raven’s Booby, White-ass gé Snow-bird Driven,
Knot gé Secretarybird, Nun gé Roadrunner, . . . “Raven Yoit Sibia Anaripe Manakin!”

““Caw Caw . . . Raven Anaripe Manakin was Doo o!”

“Io Weerit daw Yungas Manakin, wren Ios Skua Gull míog Grammaw Grebe me .
Sea-Deuk to a Hutton Vireo, Riflebirded Ios was grus a Gull of Wren.



“Duck’s Coot. Tú Knot baou Wrens?”

“Wren, Tomtit, Chewink, Fody, Kiwi, Siskin, Parakeet, Ani, Noddy, Hawk.”

“Coot gull. Whaups wren tomtit tomtit?”

“Hawk.”

“Wren tomtit wren, takahe hawk?”

“Nuthatch.”

“Veery Coot Rabin, Yarlin Skua Teuchit Willet.

“Io Wrentit gé Rhea-ly Coot Primary Skua, Fody Gulls.

Raven’s Daw Yungas Mannakin!, gé Firecrest lon Eryr tail!
Fody gé Cutia Buteo, Raven’s Snakebird Wren gé Rail!
A Pitta man wood Wagtail eryr eun Flickers, Riflebird gé Raven Vireo!
“Fody Greater Roadrunner - Raven Tuke Olph daw Ars-Nickers!
Bee-eater Pitta eun Graceful fody Rea-l!”

“Raven, Kno’t ur Bird’s Prayer?”

“A Courser Eos Kno’t.”

“Nene Sing Gull!”

“Owl Wader, Doo Harpy eun Hagdon,
 Hairbird baou tuinn Ne-ne;
 Diver Kingbird Cobhead;
 Diver Whistler baou Dunne,
 Euponia Tits eun Hagdon.
 Grebe us Tesia Doo, oul Dykie Burrion,

“Gwan! Das Coot!”



“Eun Knot Linnet Goose oul Nutcrackers,
 Weka Linnet Daw Duck Nutcracker alargh Goose.
 Eun Loon us Knot Twixt-hell-and-the-White-Oak
 baza Diver Goose fulfor Eagle.
 Fody Dove is Daw Kingbird,
 Daw Purre, Daw Fulmar, eun Daw Garrot,
 Fody Weeo eun Aeo,
 Heron.”



“Ducks veery coot Raven. Me twinks Doo grebe Eos gé jobberbird. Swan murre quetzal . . .”

"Nene Sing yur Christmas Bird Count!"

"Swan Finch doo daw Christmas
Mig Lovebird Stint doo me
Swan partridge in a Pirr tree  . . . . "

"Raven, Juncoo daw Tesia Night Hawk pleengie . . . "

"Owl Tesia Dane of Christmas
Skeow Lovebird Wren doo Mig,
Tesia Kingbirds Limpkin
Lords ani Ladies Craning
Wren Pipers Sisken
Mire Drummers drumming
Eider Diarmaids Sniping
Pheasant Swans a whistling,
Stint geese a rainin’,
Kite Goldspinks,
Forktail Colley birds
Cheerie/Treepie French hens,
Doo Turtle Doves,
Ani partridge in a Fruit Dove Treepie."

“Knot ‘ur Striped Babbler?”

“Ja, Hoopoe Doo . . . ."

“Dube corr knot dube, darter tits daw quetzal . . . “

“Giúrann griffon. Nun stoop.”


“Tope corr knot dube, darter tits daw quetzal . . .
 Wheatear 'tits warbler eun daw merlin trá shilfa
 Daw singer nene owls of otterling munias,
 Or Doo takahe argus gé gannet twite of troghans.
 Nene, baou mustering, coot them. Trá pie - trá snipe-
 Nun mór; eun baou tee-weep Doo jay weerit coot
 Daw hoopoe, eun daw trillachan corcid ducks
 That fulfit is fulvetta Doo . 'Tis gé convocation.
 Yeorling dube hoopoe-d. Doo pie - tee-weep.
 Doo sleep- pirr chaffinch Doo breem: alle, gorcocks daw crow!

-:-

“Tits true, Ibis Rail Prinia, Alle cawed Io Raven Cutia,
 Io whaup Daw Yougas Mannakin, Wren Weeo Rust-a Booby Tanager.
 But Wren Eos goedh Doo Greeby, Míg Tanager Towhee oula,
 Ibis Knot Daw Least Bittern, Knot Daw Least Tit eun doo-bt.
               
 


Weerit Goosed Trá squawk, Raven’s Bewick hag gé Hoarse Accentor,
“Io Scarlet-Ant-Thrush’s Sora, Tit’s Mannakin Io Weka!
“Garganey’d Wild Turkey, Knot Merle ani Pitta?”
“Wader-bird! Ladybird Sheldraek a Sir Keer,
Io’ll Tuke a Wary Hanger.”



“Io need gé Black Capped Phoebe, Tit Doo Mavis Bitterie.”
“Io tried gé Kokako, Knot bring Doo wn Daw swella?
“Open yur Magpie Wader!” Eos Sora Pica Nuttalli inside Eryr.
“Huril. Bewter Takahe gé Rhea Curlew, eryr Thrush-like Shiffornis Gwan red eun Sora!
“Takahe gé Remizidae, Eos goedh smólach Antvireo Serin, gé Currasow, eun Míg Caracara!”

Eos nope haver gé Tesia, nora Caracara,
Io Divers gé Minivet, Eos haver crow mini-Scoter,
Knot Guan Goose Doo fara, Wren ‘dey Cherry Chopper míog Doo Skua.
Io Hawfinch Tuke gé Waldrapp Swan, ani Oat -hen ‘round Daw Park
Siocán Jay lon gé Whimbrel a-Skimmer Raven, White-tail oula Scoter Lark.

Redstart míog Swift Scoter, Eos meaig Daw Eider roar.
Grús Wren Daw Eider Bushquit, Daw Block bust gé Nutcracker!
Turdus! Sora Rook, Daw Scoter’s Motacilla’s Gooney!
No Currasaw. Tit’s oula Oilbird! Gèadh oula Daw AuDoo bon!”

“Saw-whet, Owl gèadh míog Minevet. Wader”
 Eos Terned Daw Kea, Nene Daw Monal Grassquit.
“What Daw Scaup? Eos cawed, Nunne Towhee truck, Weeo Sora oula Rook.

“Tit’s gé Beautiful Jay,” Raven scrabe, “Leks Wren gé Caracara!”
Weerit Wrentit gé Teabird Merlin, Immer Diver, Eos dove Eryr doo Daw Park.
Raven gwaz Arseene Prinia, Coquette, Eos Terned doo Bushtit Lark.
Sand-hen Eos Tuke gé Noddy Tern, Lyre Birded doo whauop Tanager Raven,
“Poorwill Bustard Merlin’s oula of Petrel. Alle Nightjar Weeo-s Swamp-ed Hen.”

“Manucodes Gentoo doos. Manucodia Grebe grus Owlet! . . .
. . . Grus Cooting!” Raven scrabe. “Duck’s Koel”
“Io Botteri eun míog Pochard . . . Fulvetta White Whiskey Jack.
“Tit’s al-Koel fewlume kowann. Foillan Puttock in the Caracara.”
“Nope, míog Scoter’s a-Ruddy Bustard. Nunne want to Bustard a Wrentit Caracara.”
“Arthen Twink Dikkop, eun Nene Alle Fulmar Botteri gollan Petrel!”



Dunne matter Nun, Weerit daw Lark.

Auk-ward Raven Tits, Daw Chickadee gos alala Gall.
Io drained daw White-Wiskey Jack, Purl Tit Doo wn míog Dipper-jar.
“Wheat-ear!” Shag cries as Shag Dippers Eryr Bottteri Nightjar.
Raven’s Robin Petrel, gé Ruff Babbler eun Daw act !
‘Teal-in’ Petrel fody oul Wrentit car, Jackdaw eun gé Canvasback.

"Jackdaw eun gé Canvasback . . . Caw Caw!"

“Io Coot Knot say Nun Doo Chicadee Raven . . . Eos Lyrebirded eun eryr Dusky dark,
“Lyrebird daws Knot Petrel, Alle Doo hag Murre Hornpie eun Bushtit Park.
“Doo stoop Eos Robin Petrel, eun Lovebird Eos eun Daw Dark.”
“That’s Koel”, scrabe Raven, eun Truisc eryr Hairbird back.

Daw Sunbird Doo wn, daw urley Monal Common oula, Daw Skylarks Knot Twit Darter,
“Leks meaig gé Leantoo,” scraich Raven, “Pootoo yur Canvasback.
“Wee oul Redstart gé Firebird ‘n buidhe Owl gé Pootoo hos, a-Gannet daw Caracara bumper”
“Nene Owl Colm Doo míog Bowerbird, Toucan míog Eos Thunder Pumper!”

Daw’s Grebe! A Rallidae. Eos Doo gé Great Leaf-Tosser,
Raven’s gé Weaverbird Pallas Bunting
Wren Weo hag e-Chough Leafbirds
I’d Gleaner, Sora Raven Coot Woodhunting.

Raven Bay Coot gé Firewood-gatherer,
Weka Redstarted Owl-selves Firebird, wild gé Feather Coal Lighter,
Raven Fannal-ed daw Firebird, wild eryr Guilden Tail
“Snite! Redstart gé Candle Lighter! an’ Owl Teal eyre gé Scare Crow Tail!

Io Redstarted gé Tell-tail, ‘o Murderin Pies eun Prairie Ghost.

“Snite Doo daw Moonbird Pullet, . . . Chupacabra! Chupacabra! Thunderbird ‘n Lightning Bird, Captain Blood’s Bird Weerit an Ole Sailor’s Soul, a Thresher Murderin’ Pie . . .

 Gé Gaunt Witch, a Rhea-l Cackling Goose , eean Hecco Water Witch. “Chupacabra! Chupacabra! Sookie! Sookie!” A Thresher Nunne, Harfangs coot Scare-a-Crow . . . “

“Stoop! Eos athaid!” scrabe Raven. Whaup gé Fireflirt Raven grus!

Eos Chough . . . Raven’s eean Vampire Finch, eean Wolf Owl wid Fire-eyes
Houl Pootoo Harfangs Gentoo míog Oxpecker, Eyre Shag Coot Tuke míog Bonaparte!

Daw Monal Rosefinch, gos Skylark Veery Twite,
A Bathawk Tern-ed ruán Daw Ruff, gé Stint without gé Shrike
Treepie Owl Daw Verdin Woods, Sunbird Flicker-ed Sand-hen Blackstart.
Io thought Doo Coot Míg Oxpecker, eun Shag Raven eun daw Lark.

-:-

“That’s Koel”, cawed Raven, "Io Smee Twite Starlings eun Daw Nite."

“Caw Caw . . Smee Twite Starlings eun Daw Nite."



Wood Raven Takahehe up Daw Ani? Poë Snipe Mavie birds daw Turdus?
A Trembler? Sora gé Screamer? Gé Yelper? Míog Ravena alle Bowerbirdus . . .
Cornwillen, Grús Swan Shag, Míg Puir Wiillie Whaup Rhea-ly Puffin,
Mhór Snowcock Twite-made-of-Rock, Tit Tuke eyre Little Hornpie Doo Grebe Murre stuffin’.

Io fumbled wild Eryr Spotted Redshank, Nene Tuke oula Eryr Brown Booby Mufflin.
Io Smew Wren Ruddy Diver Common Doo Shag, Doo Griffon Míog Rhea-ly Puifín!
Gwan Coot Míg Doo Fingers, Long-tongue-d eryr Felty-fare
Io Smew Nene Weeo Griffon Doo Shag, Guan Common Dearg Raven Robin.

Whaup Raven’s Ruddy Shelduck ‘n Takahes Míg Doo wny Woodpecker.

Io gé Gentoo-man, gé Moonbird Honker,
Io Coot Knot Puna Miner,
Knot Least Tit eun gé Thrush, Knot eun Daw Least Tit Tuke Harrier.
Wren Eos Spider-hunter ware-y, Ios Chough Doo scrabe:
‘Nene Shag Tuke Míg Barbet Wood Peewee! Sookie’d Tit Snipe gé Rhea-l Bogsucker!’

“That’s Knot fody playin’” Eos Toud míog Dove Youngas Raven,
“Knot fody Pygmy Goose Snipe Io,
“That’ll plea-Sora ani Oldsquaw Muttonbird!
“Tit Willet Hurt Hummingbird Snipe Io.”

“Caw Caw . . Willet hurt gé Hummingbird Snipe Io?”

“Knot no Virginbird! Rusty Breasted Nunlet, Ibis Ruddy Turnstone twenty!
“Pygmy Ibon eos Logcock, Owl Ruddy Diver yur Groundpecker Pleengie!
“Falaróp miog Cherrybird - Eos gos gé Trogon there?”
"Honeyguide yur Rusty Flowerpiercer, Philen-toma Fruithunter Fairey!"

“Caw, Caw! Philen-toma Fruithunter Fairey!”

A Gannet eun gé Gannet, Míg Thunder Pumper Bankbir’d Eryr Butter Ball.
Raven cawed me gé Stake Driver, eun Nene gé míog Man-of-War!
Io Screamer, “Raven!”, Míg Gull’s eun Paradise Crow!
Io Rollered Eryr eun Waxwing leaves, Weeo Tumblered eun Daw Ouzel so.

“Ulagán Doo nn yorlin Leatherbreeches!”
“Owl Lintie yur Half-Shirt! Takahe oul yur ars-nickers!”

Meaig Peaty Cock Whaup Rhea-ly Puffin, Assimilis meaig Eryr Ani Sora . . .
Owl give Eryr Murre Peewee Stuffin’, Gull’d be Pelican me fody Mhór!
“Guillemot, are Eos e-Chough, fody smólach Coot Broadbill?”
“Io Coot Falconet Tullet Common!”, scrabe Raven, Fuise time Raven cawed míog Bill.

“Caw, Caw! . . . Fuise time Raven cawed me Bill.”

Raven’s Knot gé Fregata minor, nora Twite Tanager
Shooi Knot be gé Tattler, ‘Gwan Nene Raven, Takahe yorlin Fill!
Wren Raven caws she’s hag e-Chough, Owl Saddle-d eryr Broadbill.’
Io threw Eryr Velvet Asity Doo wn, Ani ripped oul Raven’s skirt,
Io Whaup Knot gé Gentoo-man, Asi Spurfowl-ed eryr eun Daw dirt!

               

Grus Wren I Chough míog Bananaquit,
“Eos yorlin Horse Cock Stilt Dikkop?”
“Eos a Gentoo-man,
Owl Knot Common eean Bare-eyes Miner,
Eann Creamy-rumped Miner eun míog Caracara.

"Owl Spurfowl-ed Eryr eun Daw Dirt. Caw Caw!"

“Standgall, Puttock Awp! Bendair Pootoo Yorlin Velvet Asity Airial. . “
“Stand Girl! Put her up, Bend over, put your velvet ass in the air . . . “


           

She Wagtailed Eryr Bendire, eryr Craned Thrasher’d eun Daw Airial,
Jammed Eryr Beak up Míg fender, ripped Daw rags Olph Míg Scimitair.
We Tuke oula Alle Owl Stitchbirds, Whaup Rollóir eun Daw filthy Muck,
Ani Nene Eos Rooked Eryr Velvet Swiftlet, Euponia míog Woody Duck.

“Caw Caw! Swift Euponia míog Woody Duck!”

Io Craveri’d Doo up Eryr Ani, Eos knew daw Whaup gé Ruff Shag
“Give me gé Rhea Rosy-Finch! . . . Knot Stoop Lesser Tern Uria gé Fag!
"Kittiwake Kittiwake," Eos cried, eun Raven cawed, “Guan! Guan!”
Happy Wren Míg Trogon, jumped oula of Eryr gapin Hoatzin yawn!

Quick-me-Dick, oula eyre Flycatcher, Ouzel’d gé Fairy Quill,
Gull Bogjump-ed Doo wny t’ Swallow míog Common, eun Catcher eryr Beag-er full.
Meaig Hornbill, squawed Doo Eryr BushTit, Fulvetta alala dark eun Hairy,
“Stormcock míog Moa Moa”, Raven gé hootin’ Common Nightingale merry!

“Filiméala Upupidae wild eryr Common!”

“Caw Caw!. . . Raven hootin’ Snipe gé Nightingale merry!”

Raven Duck-ed eun Wren Shag Dove, Io Hoop-ed míoc Gull’d gé Dipper Diver!
“Moa, Moa!” Ibis gèadh’n Sora!”
"White-Eye Doo smólach Fork-ed-tail, Tit wamp strain Wryneck-er."
“Míg Thrasher’ll Knot Quetzal,”
“Uria gé Lovebird! CockathaDoo n Moosie Gled yur Eurasian Hobby!”
“Yur Drongo’s Longie than gé Currawong, Nunne Vanner poë awteal Noddy!”

“Caw Caw!. . . Nunne Vanner uria poë awfully Noddy!”

A Gannet gé Gannet Eryr Sapsucked eyre Godwit Sugarbird
Io Rhea-ly Chough Shag Woodswallow,
Thrice-Cock Míg Wheary Bananaquit,
Míg Camghob wood Feadha Rea-l Barrow.

“Takahe Tchagra,”Quick-me-Dick’s Knot Cornwillen
Io Gannet be gé Widow wbird, if Eos Io harle gé Hawk attack . .

“Ivy Owl Hab eean Hawk attack.”

A Weka sex, eun Weka Snipe, Raven Goshawk oula Scoter back.
Gé Weka Divers eun Bushtit Park, Moor Game eun our Teabird Canvasback.

A Frigatebird may make Fantail, eun a-Dove Alle eat Fieldfare
Or gé Flameback Finch’s may Dickcissel, Ozel oula Raven’s Flycatch-air.
“Gimme gé Wipes Fody Colm eun Ouzel”
Gé Bum Towel Doo Wipe, Eos Stank hen Smew of Ozel!

A Gannet eun gé Gannet, eos spowe Molothrus Ater, poë Eos Sora Fulvetta,
Shoveler’d Eryr gé crop of Foolish Doo tterel, Alle Tuke Coot eyre Broadbill.
Tit Wren Eos Lyrebirded Doo míog Lovebird Raven, Eryr Lyrie Bricht eun daw Lark,
Toud Raven Eos Lovebird-ed eryr, Alle fody Eryr Bushtit dark.

“Caw Caw!. . . Alle fody Eryr Bushtit dark!”

“Dat’s Koel” Raven cawed, Eos Hoopoe-d Shag Whaup Knot gé Tattler.
Shooi Crane eun Crow, Nene Sheldrake eun Swallow,
Io Coough Eos Coot Tom Harry Eyre, Wren Raven Eos Win Dover.
Once Marrot, Raven’s Míg Squeezy Gull, Eos Pine Knot once Eos Whewer.

Io Taiwan-ed lon alae gé Barwing, Chack eun widgé Fiscal Plunket Doo wn,
Io Wrentit Goose gé Bowerbird, alae gé five-star Hoaz’in town.
Raven gawked Daw Blue-cap Bellbird, Daw Red-cap Grebe grús his Golden Kea,
Hag Akepa White-eye eun Daw Greenfrench Waders, Doo s hovered poë Godwit near.

Eos Coot Knot Swallow the Shoebill, alae Longspur Shoebill shop,
So Io Bewter gé Fur-tive Flycatcher, eun gé Plushcap Doo Godwit Tit Guan top.
Raven gos Eryr Hairbird Courlan, Dunnock Alle eun Curlews
Coot Arseene daw Doo llarbirds fly Raven Tealin’ Willets alae Checkart Counters.

Gable-d Betting-birds at Galahs, High Rollers at elegant Storks,
Raven drank Cisticola’s, Eagle-d-owl wild Kites and Forks.
Io Sora míog Crow Silktails, Raven wore eryr Feathered Bunting Bust,
We pranced till dawn at Nightjars, a Horned Coot wild a Tanager in Rust.

We bought smólach Silken Satinbird, from gé Weaverbird eun Daw Tit-y,
Raven whaupgé Cactus Wren, eun Bee-Eating Veery Nody!
Gull Raven dropped Eryr Stitchbirds, fody Daw Philippine Tailorbird Doo sew it!
And flaunted Eryr Penduline Tits there, Fody Hairy Pipipi Doo Kno’t it,

Io Tuke Eryr Doo Daw Flickers, Black eun White Trillers Raven cropped best.
Nightreelers gos Raven excited, Wren Saw-Whet daw Goldencrest.
Martial Larks wild Bruce Leiothrix, alae Daw Museum of Mudhen Arten,
Tee-weep Míg Raven Lovebird, daw Gull Whaup gé Bleeding-heart.

Chatter-pie wild Rivoli Hummingbirds, alle Cinerous Gowdfrench Shearwaters,
Sawhet John Clee as ‘Gorby’ eun “Bullfrench”, míog Gull Larked Black eun White Trillers.

Vanner White eun “Jac-y-Doo ”, TaDoo rna eun “Guldenhead”.
Cistacola Reeve-bird eun “Attila daw Nun”. Chackie “O” eun “Tyrannulet”,
Earl Duek, eun “Crooked Beak ‘o Baghdad”, Lords eun Ladies eun “Pimlico”,
Gadwall Starlings eun “Old Patriarch”, “Click eun Clack” lon daw Radio.

Wild Eos wore míog Crow Silktails, Raven wore Eryr Bunting Bust,
We Capercaillie’d till dawn alae Nightjars, Horned Coot ani Tanager eun Rust.
Raven Sheldrake Wild Turkey eun Cisticola’s, Lilly-trotting wild Kites eun Forks.
We gambled Doo llarbirds alae Galahs, High Rollers alae elegant Storks.

“Leks Capercaillie lon Pauraque Floricans!”

After gé Weka-t fancy Galahs, . . . Lilly-trotting Guan Pauraque Floricans,
Bell Pout Doo Doo s Pullet Openbills, baou Fantail Redcap Pelicans.
Silverbills eun Doo llarbirds, flew Snipe Whimbrels truisc Red-cap Doo rs.
Fody Blue-caps and Umbrella-birds, míog Willet Weerit Openbill Moas,

Io wore Míg Crow Silktails, Raven wore Eryr Feathered Bunting Bust,
We Capercaille’d till dawn alae Nightjars, Horned Coot wild gé Tanager eun Rust.
Black eun White Trillers alae Murrelet of Moat-hen Art,
Redstarted Bruce Leiothrix Flickers, eun Owl Dawr martial Larks.

Io Wrentit the Sugarbird Suite, alala Pallas Bunting Hotel,
Weerit cropped Blue Cap CorDoo n-Bleus, Gentoo Hoatzin Tuinn
Io Takehe Eryr Towhee Hairbird Dunne, Cushie Curlews Wood Knot Doo .
John Crow, daw Trumpeter, Basser Grus-es, Tarrock at daw Rock-fowl Zoo.

Raven gwaz a Rail Clapper!

Raven Weerit iridescent mantle, Eos Pootoo’d míog Bank Swallow plumage,
Raven’s eean Replendent Quetzal, Humming eean Versicolored Emerald Tune-age.
Boondie tang “Grebe me Rhea’l feelin”, eun Incas Hummingbird Grús-es
Moss Drummers cawed Wild Jester Birds, eun Shikras Solan Gooses.

Tuke Raven Pootoo Jewel-bird Stork, Traona Sungem Diarmaid Yoldring,
Blue-chinned Sapphire, Mountain-gem Hummingbird wild eean Sapphire Pink.
Sapphire-wing Emeralds lon Tit, Dip Pearl Ani Yellow Goldspinks Purre.
Showbird’d grus a Fool’s Coat Yoldring, wren eala Rhea-l Diairmín Bird,

Moa Wekas fancy Galahs, . . . Raven Wood-spite on daw Pauraque Floricans,
Blue-caps eun Umbrella-birds, Sheldrak Twinks a-Loon alae daw Stork,
Galah Cockatiels ‘n Palm Court Cockatoos, Crossbilled Moa Francolins.
Daw worst whaup míog Veery own Raven, Divers Pootoo míog Willet,
Raven’s Robin eun ‘Teal-in, Yeet míog Raven Whaup míog Munla Gull-et.

Kitiwake Swan nighidh eun Bead Bird, Eos hag Bewter eean Brazilian Ruby Topaz . .
Raven Grebe míog such gé flight, Ducked Tit oula sight eun eryr Bath!
Raven cropped Kakapos, Corn Crakes, Lyrebirding a' Loon eun Bead,
Eryr Gull-et alles Whaup Openbill, Purre Doo nncha Raven’s Broadbill Red!

Ani Wren Raven Kittiwake, Wake-d-up eun eryr Culottes wid Tang,
Fody Breakfastbird: Coucal ‘o Yaffles,’ Half Curlew yakamilk eun top.
Sea Cockis, ani Sea-weet Breem, Pickcheese gollan Willie Beets,
Pickerell gollan Salt Mussel Crackers, ‘den Eider Pork ‘n’ Beans.

Raven Bran gollan Bananabird, Cherrybirds eun Quail eggs,
Daw Butcherbird Grebe us Morepork, Goathead, Elk eun Whitetail Stakes,
Pickcheese fody French Pie Finch. Quetzals gollan Honey-buzzard,
Raven Swallow-ed Muttonbird, bargos daw Chipbirds eun Corncrakes.

“Chiwitwell, Chiwitwell!”, scraich Io.

Fruithunter Grebe-d Goose Cherrybirds, Bananaquits eean Grapes,
___________Cherrybirds, Apple-bird Crow Knots a’Loon éan bed!
Fody French Pies, Long-tail Pie gollan Half-Curlew lon Tit,
Skookies, Fudge Ducks, Blue Bonnet lon Stork Mufflins, Bran Twinks.


“Tyste Tit! Chiwitwell.”

Raven Knot Chewink’d gé Twink, buidhe Sea-Swallow’d nunne gé drop.
Alle Gnatcatcher Whaup Juncoo-food, Raven swallae-d tit Owl Whaup.

Fulmar Foul Gull - Raven barfs

“Meatbird, Sea-Chicken?” Meybird whaup a Messy Eater.
“Kites ‘n’ Storks? Silverbird?” Ne-ne Raven Coot Knot.

Alle Buteo Shag Puttock Eryr clothes, gwaz Bunting smólach ole Culottes.
“Io Fulmar,” buidhe Raven Nairy Wash-tail’d gé dish er mop.
Wren Míg Little Gull Raven gwaz Rhea-ly Wheary,
Messy Eater dat Raven Gull . . . Peggy Dishwasher shooi Knot.

“Io Fulmar,” scrabe Raven. “Alala, eos Lavrock Raven Ebb Sleeper.

Dark-Eyes close, Eos wiggle eryr Doo s, ‘till daw Common míog Thunder Pumper.

‘Tell Pie, Tell-tale”, scrabe Raven. ”Tolmie gé Warbler, I’m Rhea-ly Weerit.”

“Io Chough Raven, Youngas poë Coot alae Robin eun Tealin, . . .”  [work]
Sora Eos Tolmie’s Raven gé a Frigate-bird Warbler ‘bout míoc Doo s on mioc Sea Frigate ‘Pelican’ . . .

Míg:  “Huron gé Gray Jay, Weka Call-up-a-Storm . . .”Fogbird gollan Raen, eun Snowflakes faoileán Doo . . . “Wera alle Sea Birds, Frigate-birds, Alle be Long John Popinjay, daw Raven’s Cuckoo Leader, wild gé Cruchet, eun gé Padge míoc Eye, Spittag lon daw Florican.

Raven: “‘Pelikan’s” gé Bully Shippy, brichty Tip-top!”


Míg:   “Bee-eater daw Raven Cuckoo’s Mate, míog Bonxie Blue Stocking Gull . . .

Raven: “Io Amhas Knot Bonxie!”

Míg:   “Nope, Yur Knot. ‘Bonxie’ meand Yur ‘brichty’.

Raven: ‘Nun, nun, Bonxie meand Fiach. Saith! ‘Raven’s Knot Bonxie!’ ”

Míg:   “Kool, Kool. Raven’s Knot Bonxie . . . Raven’s Weerit daw Youngas Bonaparte Gull on daw Frigate Pellikan. Veery Prinia Doo . Wee Owl Tam Veery Gled Eos Ennet!”

Raven: “Top of daw Moorhen Doo ya . . . Knot Doo Shebby”

Míg:   “Ceolaire Sailí baou Doo f Nightjar, alle Madagascar!”

Raven: “Aye Aye, Courser!”

Míg:   “Weerit Hooligan Murderin Pies, Robin eun ‘Tealin Awteal yachts alae Anchor Bird . . . “Dunter Kowshot fired Grapeshot alae de Whalebird Clipppers.

Raven: “Aye Aye,!”

Míg:   “Killigrew Alle Daw Sailorbirds. wild much Aderyn du, . . . Tuke nary gé Hosterage, eun rab eala Munia lon board. . . . Half-a-Shirt our Pirate Man-o-war, fly daw Tricolored Heron alle Madagascar!”

      “Míg trosen Shippy Screw: ani Old Sailor’s Soul Ne-ne ‘Thack Sparrow’, ani Woodcock Pilot’s Mate. Míg Carrion Crow Nune Scobby, ani Ship Starling . . .

Raven: “Nunne Tom Kelly. Daws miog!”

Míg:   “Raven’s Ship Starling . . . eos Gannet gé Peggy Diswasher, eun gé Babax Doo . . .

“Ani Burgomaster Assilag eean Hatchet Face . . .
“Io Boatswain, a Bosun Bird hag gé Corvid Scimitar . . .."

Míg:   Alle Rotten Doo Daw Corr!”
“All rotten to the core!”

Raven: “Rotten Doo Daw Corr!”

Míg:   “Eos Wallcreep-ed Boatswain Bird alae Anchorbird, . . .
      “Ear-tick Herd Moor Fowl play,

Raven: “Doo Dunn Gullet alle daw Shippy’s Screw?”

Míg:   “Coot doo! Wader . . . wader! . . . Osprey-ed Whaup Popinjay Bosun’bird, daw Bullhead, drinkin‘ Sprog, singin’ “Scandaroon”.

“Wait! Patience . . I spotted that Popinjay Bosun, by the bulkhead, drinking grog, singing Scandaroon’. . .

“Doggone Wren Bos’n Bird Tuke Owlet eryr Riflebird!
“Smee, Long John, Hem Pullet eryr Pistulet: “Esscock-ed?”
“Wryneck Chewink Doo Cassowary?”

Raven: “Daw Bosun-bird’s Gwan a Gannet!

“Ja Twink Fody Godwit Duck Hawk míog Pistolet?”, scraich ‘dat ole’ Goshawk!
“Screech! Owl Chukka’da Cleaver! Spittag eos Ole Anvilhead ‘n Doo !

“Uria Dunbird!”

Raven: “Dunbird!”

Míg:   “Tuke alle daw Yoldring! Chauk Auk Daw Fool’s Coat Ovenbird! Kilhog alle Daw Screw!
Eos May Eos Whaup míog Hosterage!”

Raven: Dunne Knot Whip Tom Kelly! Youngas Anser Doo Raven’s Pal!”

Míg:   “Tit Tuke Moor Fowl Play Doo Chait dem Dunter Bustards,
       “Wera Roberd Alle dem Hill-robin Chaits, eun Tuke Lyrie gé Hosterage . . .
       “Killdeer-ed em Alle, eun Pootoo-ed daw Boobies Ovenbird.”



Raven: “Daw Sea is Red wid Bloodbird! Nora Grús Raven eun Long John.?”

Míg:   “Dakerhen Doo Port Tinamou, Scutty Beach-bird. ______ Gnatcatcher!

Raven: “Aye, aye Courser!”

Míg:   “Alle de Screw dyke of Tithys, Miliaria an’ Brain Feverbird . .
       “Shepsters eun Sea Thiefs, Hang da Haggister, _________

“All the remaining crew died of typhus, malaria and Brain Fever . . .

“Amhas Hooligan eun daw Lammergeier, Murdering Pies, Hangbirds Fody Garrot wee oul gwaz . .  “

Whewer! Míog Flufftail’s Dunter Alala, Snoring-Fody-Rail. . . .

“Coot Night Raven . . . “

Io Lovebird Tarrock Raven Alala,
Wren Daw Loon of Doo is Dunter.
Quick-me-Dick Puttock Wren Raven’s Alala,
Eider Colm eun eryr Spiderhunter . . .

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“Mourning Dovekie, Kittiwake!”

“Wake-up! Takahe of this!” scrabe Raven, Míg Gull Chough Doo light eean Reefer,
Raven Whaup míog Gull-friend nóra, Ani Chough Sea-hen Whaup Akepa.
Wee oul Grús Doo Grebes smokin’ weed, Ani Chough wee oul míog go Lapwing,
I’d give Eryr gé Dunlin Goldring, Chough wee oul míog Teal Daw Knot.



Morning míoc Mermaid Whaup Lavy,
Cedar Wax’ing eryr Hairy Pippi Stinkpot
Robinet running Water Ouzel, eyre Garganey,
Wren Raven Pearl Dipper Bouger Laverock.

Wren Gull Tuke gé Razorbill
eun Shagged eryr Hairy Wicket,
Io Huplin, Skarf, Dip daw Pearls . . .
eun Eos Chough Doo Stuff them Innet!

“Lintie Scarf, Tithys Black Hudie, “Venetian Bird”, . . . Owl Grebe yur Culotte gé Wedgie!”
Leatherbreeches, Black-Head, Half-a-Shirt, Jumper, Fool’s Coat,
Common Gull lets Devil Doo wnhead, Screwbird, Moor Tit Horney Wig!
Yarwhelp Raven? gé Shrieker? gé Barker? Spur Hornpie Doo Wipe Basscock!

A Gannet eun gé Gannet, míog Willie Beets Puttock eryr Mum Muffin,
“Yuhina Owlet?” scraich míog Horie Goose, “Stumpy Dick’s gé Little Corporal Post-driver”,
A Proud Tailor Doo Youngas Water Pipit, Biter White-Rump,
Immer Muffie, Immer Thummi, Immer Skunk Duck, Raven’s gé Cock Robin!

“Míg Shrill Cock is Sed Cock? Aiye Raven?
“Youngas gé Barker, gé Yelper? Aiye Raven?
“Aiye Raven? Youngas gé Hornpie?
“Lika Pickcheese Wedgie, Aiye Raven?”
Trice Cock-ed Eos Watercock, Raven’s High-hole,
Io Feltie Vigor’s Wren, míog Ozel-ed oula Raben’s Butterbutt.

Wren Eos Chought Tom Harry Eryr, Eos Whewer-ed eryr long e-Chough,
Gannet gèadh Marrot eun Bushtit Park, Io cawed gé Rosy Pastor
Gé Coot Hedbridal Sandpiper, Gallah Wind-Eryr-over,
Raven Whaup Míg Squeezy Gull Bride, Myna Gull hag gé Bleedin’ Heart.

“Common Gull. Loxops da Hos! Time Doo Guan eean Quetzal!”

Winged Migration.

Jamaica Owl Tuke a Cuban-idae,
a-Loon wid eean Puerto-Rican Tody,
A Momotidae Akepa daw Doo ctorbird away,
eun Akepa Doo Murre aw-Teal-y Noddy!

A, Reedbird, a Grass-chat full of Pyot,
Eead rather ram it up a crab, than come in that ole Stinkpot
Poipín eyre Anas bahamensis!

Raven Coot eean Congo Sunbird, Dabchick scrabed a wild Gool French Pelikan.
Raven Straw-sucked Sora Black Tit-ies, Ouzel Common’d eryr Io Plum-pudden.
Raven Coot eean Black-capped Pygmy Tyrant, hoot Grebe’d us smólach Devil Doo wnhead,
“Grebe míog eean Stumpy Dick, Knot eean Blackcock!”, zoo scraich daw Dakerhen.

‘N Amazon, eean Rood Goose míog Goolie Raven Coot,
A Jet Black Manakin, Anaripe Manakin Shag gwaz Doo .
“I C-uban-ed eean Trogon! Pootoo eean Trogon! Pullet outta eryr Trogon Darter.
Sawhet I Poottoo-ed ani Amazon Trogon, Common Doo eryr Glittering Kingfisher.



“Guianan wid yorlin Cock-of-the-rock, Common Guianan!”

Raven Grebed Black-tailed Peru trainbearers, an Incan Dove,
up-Pootoo eun Ancient Incas Hillstar,
A Lesbia Nuna Sora spotted Raven, Hoopoo-ed Doo Coot eryr Resplendent Woodstar.
Daw Train wee oul meta Tiny Tyrant Manakin, ani Andean Goolie Lanisome Pyot eyre.
Weo Stripped daw Tiny Tit Babbler raw, Raven Tuke eean Tern as eean Incan Cherry Sucker.

Eyre Hairy Wicket Weerit Ruff Sandpiper, “Tits Sanderling míog Peaty Cock”
“Pootoo Oilbird eun míog Little Corporal,” Stilt Scrubtit-ed míog Bristlecock,
Ramgoos’d eryr Dwarf Willy Goo, Io Rhea-ly Coot Bog Pumper’d eyre,
Rhea-ly tuke eean Gentoo Man, Pootoo míog Dikkop eyre Ars-Nicker.

Sora grús daw Peruvian’s Tern, Doo Tockus míog Hollin Cock,
“Io Born-ean Leafbird! Takahe eean Tockus eun Wren Grebe Mea Yar Gutter Cock!”
Daw Nunbird Saith “Espirito Santo”, Daw Honeyeater Grebe-d Raven’s Ruddy Diver,
Sookie Nene Shag Tuke míog King-Harry, Puttock Harfangs Dryw míog Bloodbird’d Post-driver.

“Manu Mea! . . . Daw Rood Goose Nun’s eean Common Law Biter!”

Anpitta Eyre! Owl Gnateater!,” scrabe Io. Owl Biter Dusky Twinspot

Io Fulfit annet Socan’d Eira Felty Fare, “Guianan,”,
Míog Cock-of-the-Rock Weerit Rhea-ly Puffin.
“Common Doo míog Syrinx! “ scrabe daw Andean Gull,
Pottoo-d Putta Anairetes, ani Agile Tit-Tyrant wid eean Mum-ruffin.

In Blightie smólach Jennie Crudle, eun eryr smólach Dickie Pug,
‘N Tinkershire, Hoopoe-d lon míog Postdriver, eean Noisy Minor gollan míog Waur Cock.
Weerit Wren Tuke Virgin Bird, hoot Doo eryr Isle of Manx
Raven grebed eean Creamy-rumped Miner bird, Mig Common-ed Doo eryr Syrinx.
Eean White-rumped Bare-eyes’d Hedge Hatcher, wid Blue-eyed Felty Fare . . .
Weo Bustard eryr Hymenops Openbill, wid míog Logcock Postdriver.

E Chough daw Eurasian Doo tterell, Youngas Twink me eean Wandering Tattler,
Moorcock anent Moorhens eun my Wifie, Doo eean flock of White-tailed Ptarmigans,

Alle Daw Munla Eos Dunn Linnet Eryr, Raven hoks eryr Youldring Scarf,
Alle Míg Wagel’s what Weeo, ain’t Worthen Murre Fool’s Coat
Daw Gull’s gé Chait, where’s Míg Goldie Pin, Ya Hok-ed Tit Doo , Plunket Doo !
Io Knot gé Betting-bird, Eos Goshawked gé Bankbird Account.
Myot Bankbird Scrabe, Chack Míg Bankbird, nun Murre Munia!
Alle Daw Wagels Weo Grebed, golvan up fody Pyot eun Smoke!

Norawa Wifie Whaup Barwing Munia: Raven’s eean Reeve-r Bird Doo Lovebird eyre Pyot.
Miog lovely was borrowing money, Raven’s a Reefer-bird who love’s her pot.

“Caw Caw! . . . Raven’s gé Reedbird Doo Lovebird eyre Pyot”

Raven nighidh Monia, Eos Loon-ed Raven Murre Minia,
Sora e-Chough Eos goedh daw Merganser, Eos saith “Daws Rhea Knot poë Eponia!"
Tit’s gé Pitta, Tit’s gé Shama eun whaup’s Murre,
Mey Bird Raven’s gé Siskin Greenleaf addict fody Sora!

"Caw Caw! . . . gé Greenleaf addict fody Sora!"

Uria gé Little Grassbird . . Grassquit you’ll Doo fody Sora!
But what are these Needletales? Nunne Lyrebird Ani Murre!
“Duneur Grebe míog Bullfinch, else Owl Grebe Eos gé Black-eye!
Whaup are these Stubtails eun Needle Tails? Yorlin gé Juncoo Liarbird!", Harp-eye.

“Io Linnet yorlin ten Francolins, Doo ’s end uria Shortwing!”
 Weerit daw Mula Raven Omeath? A Doo-Doo Junco Fody Sora..
“The Monal’s Alle Io! Eos Doo n't hag Ani Manee Moa!“
“Iora Barwit Nun Munia!! Eos Grebe Tit to me!”

“Forktail daw Munia Eos Linnet, ya Little Northern Flicker!
“Yur gé Bleedin’-heart, Eos goedh no Lark! Uria gé lousy Tit-Babbler
“Wheres daw Minla Eos Linnet Tinamou?
That Gull Raven of Myna is gé Bustard Juncoo fody Sora!

“Caw Caw!” . . . Raven’s gé Juncoo fody Sora!”

Oh Gull’ll Pratincole, nene Crane eun Crow
Wren both Welcome, Nene Sea-Swallow.
But Nene Eos learned Míg Gull Raven,
Wood Jabiru me eun daw Knots fody Sora.

“Caw Caw!” . . . “Jabiru eun daw Knots fody Sora!”

“Ibis poë Sora, Eos Knot bean Greebe-y, I’ve bean guise Veery Noddy.”
“Guan Antshrike gé Tanager, yorlin Knot gé Gentoo Man!"
Io Coot Knot Turter, Owl Egret forever, Eos cocked Raven lon daw Florican.
“Standgall! Io May Fowl me Siskin, Tit Smews how Shrike u Skimmer.
“Knot Toucan, Lumme go, l promise Owl Grassquit
“Knot go, Knot go grús Yeet”, Eos Mocking Eryr Penquin.

“Uria gé Malle-Fowl!” ‘Cnota Doo n wild Eos Piculet.”
“No Hoatzin, Owl throw yorlin Owlet lon ur Nightjar!”
No Monal left daw? Yourlin Tuke it Owl!
Doo daw Hamercop Yoit must go Doo Moorhen!”

“Caw! Caw! Doo daw Hamerkop Yoit moss deuk Moorhen!"

Godwit Owl Coot Gabh Eryr Boobywhite,
From Heron Owl Knot Thrush about Tit.
Gannet, Eos Takahe Eryr Doo gé Triller “Drongo”
Antwren, Shag Shrikes eun Thrashers
Wren Owl Fly Oat Hen eun Catcher! . . . . . “Caw Caw!”

“Caw Caw! . . . Wren Owl Fly Oat Hen Catcher!”

In smólach ways Immer Fairrge
Io Rhea-ly hate Doo Harrier-her,
Eider Roller eun re-Tern, Raven bean guise Robin eun gé 'Teal-in
Iora Doo hag Eryr ConDoo r, Oriol Doo harle Eryr make Dikkop
Raven’s gé Doo llarbird, shilfa Gyre gé Tail Weaver
Tit’s Alle Fish Owl, Oh shilfa Crane eun Crow,
And Nene Swallow, Alle nice eun sobby.
“Caw Cawed Raven. Yoit Loon-ey fody Hobby!"

“Caw Caw!. . . Yoit Loon-y fody Hobby.”

We golvan back Doo BushTit Park,
Raven Ani Tuke a-Gannet Doo Shag’n.
Meaig One-Eyed Wryneck Coot a Wagel
And Eider Ruff Shag-ed míog Starling Raven.

Takahe Doo Lasagra eun Colm Doo eryr Whitebelly,
Grebe eryr Culottes gé Wedgie, míog Gorcock’s Common Ouzel
Mockingbird Yinn-raape míoc Little Gull Raven, Puttock eryr White-ass eun Dunair
A Bull-bat Crick-et Fody Homer, Linnet Driver Doo eryr Willy Wicket.

“Caw Caw!. . . Linnet Driver Doo eryr Willy Wicket.”

Nunne Jay Raven’s gé Driver, Divin’ long daw AuDoo bon
Knot Redhen speeding, Grús Lazuli Bunting along,
Lyrebird Eos eun Raven’s Lapwing, ticklin’ Eryr Orioles,
Whaup fun Coot-ing Eryr Titties, Sea-hen Swan er Doo Moles.


“Lumme Plover, Guan haver craw Pipipi!”

“Auk gots to Peacock doo!”



“Tupi corr Knot Tope, Gnatcatcher is da Quetzal!”

“Apus apus!”

“Murre Pipipi Raven? Yorlin Wood-Pewee daw Mississippi!”

“Youngas Anser? . . . “

“Io Herd Io. Owl Wilson Plover . . . “

“Guan Bustard, Caca’ll fall oula, a-Loon Wind Turdus Grayi!”

“Kaka tua Raven? . .Io Wilson Plover Lesser Larus Upupa Doo eun pipixcan eun Peace . . . “

“Plover, Plover! Else Io May Fowl da Caracara!”

“Guan Raven. Pick-a-tree and Cacatuidae!”

“Shrike Raven! Pipipi lon Daw Tarmanach! Knot eun Daw Minivet!
Pueo Yoit Skinks! “

Raven Dun Upupidae eun Piddle-d míog Caracara!”

Just Nene Eos herd gé Honker! "Moss Bummer, Owl Caracara Killdeer!
Meaig precious Red Minivet, míog Red Lory Coot Knot steer!
Daw Whewers Warblered, wee oul Rooked fody Towhee truck
That Whaup Daw moment I’d colm Doo Féarán, Raven hag run Sora luck.

Io Sora Crested Copperbird cromán over,
“Ibis Daw Sherriff’s Man”, hem Shout, "Plover! Plover!

Raven scrabe “If Hill Plover I’ll Plover, if Knot Ibis Stane Putter”

“I Yellae Pliver, buidhe Eos ain’t Whistlin’ Pliver No Murre!
Haffinch yorlin Knot Plover, I’ll Duck Hawk míog Pistolet fody Sora!

“I Owl Ruddy Plovered. Our wheels are Warblered,
We Shriked gé Whitetail, unless yoit Knot Sea-hen!”

Ibis Givin’ yorlin Daw Collar’d Dove,”, scraich Daw Copperbird,
"Osprey-ed that Raven’s lon Daw Lammergeier.”
Raven Whaup Bustard. Daw Copperbirds hag e-Chough up Doo Eryr.
Alle Eryr Robin eun Teal-in. Raven Whaup Bustard Fody Sora.

“Oh Dendrocopos, Eos fell Elf Owl,”
"Owl hear Eos sing Canary!” scraich daw Greater Adjutant.
He Pootoo an Auklet
“Ain’t Dunlin Nunne’” Raven scrabe.
Adjutant mustered gé Leptoptilos dubius,
“Fulvetta confession," scrabe hem.
"Io want gé Fulmar Avadavat," scrabe Raven.

Miog Pigeon Felt a Fowl.

Io oula-ed hem gé Silverbill, Dendrocopos hag gé Golden-eye,
Raven’s Breasted Oriole Inishowen, Daw Copperbird Druid Osprey.
Dendrocopos Cawed daw Paddywhack, saith Judcock Chukka Boobook alala míog Gull,
"Fork-me-Over smólach Raventail, an’ Eos Knot Gannet Doo Jay-L!"
Adjutant scrabe Raven gé Lyrebird,
Raven scraich "Goldfinch yurself, Eos Fulmar Horn-ed Bustard!"
Adjutant Puttock Raven Paddywhack, Aninto Jay-L míoc Giolla goedh Buzzard.



Ibis Lustrous Avocet, Wrentit papers wild gé Billed Merganser,
Io cawed míog Assemblyman, Babbler-ed ani Avadavat, Doo gé Moustach-Billed Accentor,
Next Twink Eos Kno’t, Forktailing Mór Moola, Ibis posting Quail,
Alle Quail Gannet gèadh míog Goolie Raven, Boobook’d oula dis Godwit Jay-L!

"Caw! Caw! . . . Oula dis Godwit Jay-L!"

Raven’s oula lon Parula,
Crake! Tit cost míog Fody Francolins.
Nene Whaup Doo Eos Twink Shag Doves ?
Caw Caw! Shag throws gé punch,
At míog Broadbilled Treecreeper!

Puttock Daw Munia Iora!

"No Parula," saith Daw Ibis d’bill, Tit’s Alle Míg Bank Wood Swallow,
Sapayoa yur Bill, eun Owl Takahe care of yur Papyrus Canary!
“Ibis Knot Daw Least Tit Greeby! Eos Coot Least haver craw Graceful Pitta fody Rhea-L”
_________ At Least Swan Snyth éan Jay-L!

Someday Eos Rhea ought t’ Thrasher, Raven’s Gooney daw Lammer-geier,
Roadrunnin’, droppin’ bones, Robin‘ eun Teal-in’ Murre.

Mig, Owl Knot Hoot Antshrike gé Tanager (juvenile)
Raven’s Hoopoe-n Owl Gnatcatcher
Ibis Sora . . . Oxpecker’d eryr Doo be Pitta
Io Rhealy hate Doo Spurfowl Eryr,
Io Rhealy ought Doo Chukkar Peafowl oula,
For what Raven Dunne Doo Doo me daw Dane.

“Caw Caw! . . . Fody what Raven Dunne Doo Doo míog daw Dane.”

Eos passed. Eos thought Shag Wood Ptarmigan, Míg Poorwill sang eun HagDoo n,
Io opened up Míg Crow, Osprey’d hoot rang gwaz Raven.
Blackcap, wearing Macaw, eun hair lookin Alle Curlew,
For gé moment Eos Coot a’ Crossbill-ed Eryr Violet-Ear,
Sora Eos Daw Ani felt Míg Sad Cock Groundpecker.

Io Féarach Pyot Moorhen, eos Lovebird hag Pootoo eun Guan,
Raven Grebed gé Riflebird, Wren Eos Gabh Tit Doo .
Nene Raven Pullet gé Razorbill, Eos Kite Eryr Rubythroat,
Ani threw Eryr Guan Daw Florican. “Common Ant Shrike gé Tanager”
“Turdus assimilius! Owl Grebe Eos gé Blackeye fody this!
“Auk!” Shag cried, “I’ll Seahen Eos gèadh Daw Garot!”
“Doo n’t Eos Toucan! Godwit uria Guan-a Gannet!”
“Sibia care! Uria gé Bustard”, poë Shag Crowed.
Io Smew Nóra Eos Chukar Oathen.
Raven hag Doo Flamingo.


“Caw Caw! . . . Chukar out! Raven hag Doo Flamingo!"

Io Cawed daw Copperbirds, daw flew Flamingo-over.
Aninto Jay-L Raven Coot Bustard,

“Uria gé Bustard” Shag Crowed, “Io Chough wee oul Weerit Marial Guan!”
Nene Eos learned Gull Raven, Goyler Jabiru-d míog Knots fody Sora:
“Ibis Bay Wren Eos gé Child . . . Caw Caw! “
Súdhiúlaí Ibis gé Mute Swan,
“Youngas Tuke míog Common Law Wifie.
“Youngas pate míog Alamootie!”
Whaup Eos súdhiúlaí Heron? Coot Sibia gé Lyrebird?

“Crombec! Raven! Crombec! Bee míoc Hebridal Sandpiper!”

“Caw Caw! . . . Crombec! Raven! Crombec!"

A Tyrannulet, a Goony Rood Goose, Flapper, Nut-jobber,

“Is Daw Plaintive Cuckoo?” Scrabe ani Avocet, gollan ani Ara Militaris.
“Friarbird 'n Oilbird . . . Skirl-will-Craik, she’s gé Bataleur,” scraich Daw State Spindalis.
“Io Roberd Beebird alae Stake-driver!” scraich Raven.
“Io Sea gé Turtle Dove”, Spindalis Heron scrabe. “Raven’s gé Bataleur?”
“Doves Raven Haybird gé Lawyerbird?

“Standgall. Look-up. How Daws doo defendant plead?”

Raven Scréachánn ‘Cnota Guillemot’ eun Regulidae eun Collared-Dove.
Ibis Knot Sora e-Chough, Owl Knot Smee Míg Little Gull Raven, Colleto eun bird-Love.
“Such gé Pitta, poë Sora, such gé Shama wee oul gos Plover’d,
A Pochard fody Whip-or-Poorwill, our Lovebird’s Gooney Alle Olla.

I’d Shoveler Turdus Fody Biter Tit, Wee Owl Knot flap baou Tit!
Tits gé Siskin Shama, eean Pitohui, Raven’s Faoileán Doo .
Knot gé Morrel-hen Tithys Goldfinch Tell-tale Knot:
I Coot Knot Redstart miog Bleeding-heart
Io Loverbird míog Little Gull Raven,
Io Whewer'd Eyre, Whaup't Eyre Knot,
Io Windhover míog Little Gull.
Míg Little Gull Raven, . . . Eos Dunneur eryr Ani Mora.

“Nunne Egrets, from Heron, Cnota Bitterns Alle. Raven’s gé Fregata minor,
“Sterna neglecta, hence plead Guillemot, request gé Lesser Nothura.”
Io Hoopoe-ed daw Haggister Coot Knot Craker.

Shag gé Goose lek loose, Doo Boobies, gollan Tits an’ Orioles
Gé Lovebirds gé Cock-at-tou, an’ gé Pee Wee’s wild Peafowl call,
Alle’s saith eun Dónall, shilfa Crane eun Crow, eun Nene Swallow,
But Eos ain’t no Quail er gé Limp-dic-kin Rail,
So what ever Nuthatch, Shag gé Least Doo nunne Ostrich,
At Least spend Swan Stint eun Jay-L .

“Caw Caw” . . . “An’ Spoon Least Swan Stint eun Jay-L !



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Hwamei here? White-eye Doo Tit?
Howlet Mattock Alle? Heron Owl knot Egrets.
Owl Knot Grouse, corr Rail Owl Bird Eos am,
Knot Moorhen, corr Takahe gé Pelican,
Knot Daw Least Bittern, Owlet Takahe míg Tern.
Io thought Eos míog Gnatcatcher.
Whaup Coot Io Doowitcher?
Hwamei Knot Doo Thrasher?
Ibis Knot gé Tell-Tale, Nora Tit Babbler,
Socan Eira Coot Knot stane-chacker?
Whaup athaid Io Dónall Turte Eyre,
Oh Frigate! Nope Owl Knot Thrasher Oiréal Whipporwill!
Wren daw Coronets ‘n Daw Warden, Tuke eryr Incas Jay-L.
Io Kno’t, míog Little Gull Raven’s Knot Gwan Crombec . . .

Io Coilared míog Dove Raven lon Doo Telephone Bird
“Cheerit! Eos Gwan get Eos lon Parula.

“Doo Late the Phalarope” . . . Coot eean Telephone Bird miog Gull,
Yaryar Gull Raven ‘s Doo, Diairmín éan Jay’l, Raven Tuke Barbet Chewits.

“Caw, caw . . . Raven Tuke Barbet Chewits in Jay-L”

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