The new wife brought two daughters home with her, and they were beautiful and fair in appearance, but at heart were black and ugly.
The Hoopoes decided the other birds were jealous and, rather flattered, gathered round the pools so that they could admire themselves in the water.
A little bird that's in the air, the hidden trespass shall declare, and openly reveal it.
‘How I wish I could understand the meaning of the different songs of all the birds! I would give half my wealth to the man who could make plain to me all the different songs of the different birds.’
Jenny Wren fell sick upon a merry time; in came Robin Red-breast, and brought her cake & wine.
A tiny bird entered the cave and flew straight to a little bird who was only a hen. ‘You,’ said he, ‘shall kill the blackbird.’