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Ethnoornithology at Montpelier – Birds and People: Research From Four continents – CISE 2012

Ethnoornithology at Montpelier – Birds and People: Research From Four continents – CISE 2012

A look at some of the work being undertaken across the globe by researchers and indigenous people with an interest in birds, people, cultures and the land and environments that they share - from the 13th International Society of Ethnobiology Congress at Montpelier, France in May 2012.

Bird of the Week: A Eurasian Hoopoe pops in for a beer at the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse….

Bird of the Week: A Eurasian Hoopoe pops in for a beer at the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse….

One night King Solomon invited all the birds to sing to his noble guests. All came except the hoopoe. Angry, the king ordered a search, and when the hoopoe was found and rebuked, the bird explained that he was not guilty of disrespect. On the contrary, for the last three months he had hardly tasted any food or water, flying all over the world to discover if any place existed which was not yet subject to Solomon. Finally he found the land of Sheba, ruled by a beautiful and wise woman called Queen Balkys, where they have not heard the name of Solomon.