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Shakespeare: General Q & A

What kinds of birds does Shakespeare mention in his works?

Shakespeare writes more about birds than any other poet. He includes the blackbird (ousel-cock), bunting, chough, cock, cormorant, crow, cuckoo, daw, dive-dapper, dove, duck, eagle, falcon, finch, fowl, goose, guinea hen, hedge sparrow, heron, jay, kestrel, kingfisher, kite, lapwing, lark, loon, magpie, mallard, martin (martlet) nightingale, osprey, ostrich, owl, paraquito, parrot, partridge, peacock, pelican, pheasant, phoenix, pigeon, popinjay, quail, raven, rook, sea gull, snipe, sparrow, starling, swallow, swan, thrush, turkey, vulture, woodcock, and wren.

How to cite this article:

Mabillard, Amanda. Shakespeare: General Q & A Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) <>.


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