An exhibition of Gilles Aillaud’s artworks is presented at the Librairie Galerie Métamorphoses in the 6th arrondissement in Paris.
Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005) was an internationally known French artist, set decorator, and scenographer. The exhibition is the artwork from his book “D’après nature – Encyclopedie de tous les animaux y compris les mineraux” (According to Nature – Encyclopedia of All Animals including Minerals). The current edition was reprinted in 2010 by editor Andre Dimanche.
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The Red-Billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) is a bird in the Corvidae family of crows and magpies. It is a corvid.
The Red-Billed Blue Magpie has a black head, black neck, and black chest with bluish spots on its crown. Its shoulders and rump are duller blue and its underparts are greyish-cream. Its long tail is bright blue with a broad white tip. Its beak is bright orange-red. Its legs, feet, and eye-rings are also orange-red.
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What does it mean when we ‘eat crow’?
To eat crow is a phrase, or an idiom, used sometimes in conversation.
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How loud does a rooster crow?
A rooster is a male fowl.
A rooster makes a crowing sound for about two seconds each time. A rooster crows in the morning, but it can crow throughout the day and sometimes at night.
It crows as a dominant call to the hen yard to show that he is the leader. It crows to keep the hens in the hen yard safe from danger. It crows as part of a mating ritual, and some farmers say that it crows after a hen has laid an egg.
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What is the difference between the Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and the Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)?
The Australian Magpie is a bird in the Artamidae family of butcherbirds, whereas the Eurasian or European Magpie is a bird in the Corvidae family of crows. The Australian Magpie is an artamid and the Eurasian Magpie is a corvid. They are both passerine songbirds.
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The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) is a common medium-sized bird in the Corvidae family. It is native to western Europe and eastern Asia.
It mainly eats carrion (the meat of dead animals), but it also eats insects, worms, grain, seeds, fruit, and small animals, such as worms and frogs, as well as eggs. It will also scavenge food scraps from humans.
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What is a group of ravens called?
A group of ravens is called a conspiracy of ravens, a storytelling of ravens, a constable of ravens, or an unkindness of ravens.
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What is a group of crows called?
A group of crows is called a horde of crows, a congress of crows, or a murder of crows.
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Why is the Carrion Crow called the Carrion Crow? How did the Carrion Crow get its name?
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), native to western Europe, eats carrion. Carrion is the meat of dead animals. It will also eat insects, worms, grain, seeds, fruit, frogs, eggs, and small animals.
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The Rook (Corvus frugilegus) is a large bird in the Corvus family of crows. It is a corvid.
The Rook has shiny, black feathers with a whitish, featherless area on its face. It has black, shaggy feathers on its legs. Its feet are also black. Its eyes are brown. Its large beak is grey-black.
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The Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) is a common bird across Eurasia (Europe and Asia). It is related to the crow; therefore, it is a corvid.
The Gallic Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica galliae) is a sub-species of the Eurasian Magpie in western Europe, from France to Italy, but particularly common in France. The photographed birds are from Paris, France.
The Gallic Eurasian Magpie has a black and metallic iridescent green head, neck, and chest. Its belly and shoulder feathers are white. Its wings are black with green and purple. Its tail, legs, and beak are black. Its tail is long. Its eyes are dark-brown.
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The Common Raven (Corvus corax) is a large bird in the crow family. It is also called the Northern Raven. It is a corvid.
The Common Raven has iridescent black feathers, with a thick, black beak and black-brown eyes. It has a long, graduated tail. It has black shaggy feathers around its throat and above its beak.
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The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) is a common medium-sized bird. It is a corvid.
The Carrion Crow is black-brown with a green or purple iridescent sheen. Its beak, legs, and feet are black. It has a strong stout dark-grey beak. Its nostrils have bristle-like (hairy) feathers. It has relatively short, broad wings in comparison with rooks and ravens.
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The Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) is a medium-sized Australian bird. It looks like a crow, but it is only distantly related to crows and ravens.
The Pied Currawong is black with white bars on its wings and tail. It has booted feet (feathers on its legs). It has a hooked tip on its long, sharply-pointed beak. It has bright yellow eyes.
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The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a medium-sized bird.
The House Crow is a slender black and grey crow with a large black beak and a long tail. It has a black crown, face, and chest. Its back, wings and tail are black, with a glossy tinge of green, blue, and purple. Its nape, neck, and lower chest is dull grey.
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The Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a common sub-Saharan African bird.
The Pied Crow has glossy black head and neck feathers. Its lower chest is white. Its tail, wings, beak, and legs are black. Its eyes are dark brown, and its beak is thick and strong.
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The Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) is a common bird across Eurasia (Europe and Asia). It is related to the crow. It is a corvid.
The Bactrian Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica bactriana) is a sub-species that ranges from east Siberia to the Caucasus, Iraq, Iran, Central Asia and Pakistan. The photographed birds are from Georgia in the Caucasus region.
The Bactrian Eurasian Magpie has a black and metallic iridescent green head, neck, and chest. Its belly and shoulder feathers are white. Its wings are black with green and purple. Its tail is long and black, and its legs and beak are black. Its eyes are dark-brown.
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