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  • The birds include ten species of herons including grey heron Ardea cinerea, goliath heron A. goliath and yellow-billed egret Egretta intermedia, hammerkop Scopus umbretta, four of the six West African species of stork, ducks, five of the six West African species of vulture, hawks, plovers and francolins and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • See myself rising above my city, above my realm, a queen regnant clothed in majesty, armed with power unlike any I have ever glimpsed while all around legions of red-fanged, black-winged enemies soar across the moon.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • How could anyone resist the question posed when you see a large black-winged angel carrying a girl away?

    MIND MELD: The Most Memorable SF/F Book Covers

  • See myself rising above my city, above my realm, a queen regnant clothed in majesty, armed with power unlike any I have ever glimpsed while all around legions of red-fanged, black-winged enemies soar across the moon.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • In a museum Nina gazes up at a headless, black-winged statue in a moment that's a masterstroke of creepiness.

    Erica Abeel: WERE-SWANS AND DARK DOUBLES TAKE MANHATTAN

  • At sunset she used her unholy prayers to animate the little corpses into black-winged, eyeless spies, and Albric had gone to drink himself senseless.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • It would be greener than almost any other city in China, with protected areas for wild grasses, such as bulrush, hairy uraria, and wild chrysanthemum, and wetland birds, including purple herons, flying snipes, and black-winged stilts.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Sorrow swooped down on the group like a black-winged bird.

    Claire de Lune

  • Isolde leaned her head against the door frame, watching a pair of black-winged bats swooping and fluttering just above the trees.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Isolde leaned her head against the door frame, watching a pair of black-winged bats swooping and fluttering just above the trees.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

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