Gallery

Mediaeval birds

A selection of colourful and wonderful birds, as depicted in mediaeval times

Black bird from BL Harley 3244, f. 52
Swan from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 39v
Bird from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 50
Bird from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 48
Aves paradysi (bird of paradise)
Nycticorax from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 49
Two parrots from BL Harley 4751, f. 39v
Cranes from BL Harley 4751, f. 39
Doves from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 54
Owl from BL Harley 4751, f. 47
Cranes from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 40
Bird from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 58
Swallows from BL Harley 4751, f. 52v
Birds from BL Arundel 93, f. 129
Geese from BL Harley 4751, f. 54
Bird from BL Add 11657, f. 332v
A bird's nest: Ibis feeding its young