Hunting with a slingshot  Cinnamalogus bird.   Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade."  Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10 B 25, Folio 31v

Hunting with a slingshot Cinnamalogus bird. Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10 B 25, Folio 31v

Muckley 1386 Hunting The Hunting Book of Gaston Phébus: Paris, Bibliotheque nationale, MS fr. 616

Muckley 1386 Hunting The Hunting Book of Gaston Phébus: Paris, Bibliotheque nationale, MS fr. 616

A cinnamologus bird in a cinnamon tree, glaring at the man who is trying to knock its nest down to get the valuable cinnamon it contains. Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 38v

A cinnamologus bird in a cinnamon tree, glaring at the man who is trying to knock its nest down to get the valuable cinnamon it contains. Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 38v

Bestiary, c.1450, French    From: The Medieval Bestiary     Including a very cool Pelican Bibliography.

Bestiary, c.1450, French From: The Medieval Bestiary Including a very cool Pelican Bibliography.

Frederick II and his falcon.  From his book De arte venandi cum avibus (The art of hunting with birds). From a manuscript in Biblioteca Vaticana, Pal. lat 1071), late 13th century

Frederick II and his falcon. From his book De arte venandi cum avibus (The art of hunting with birds). From a manuscript in Biblioteca Vaticana, Pal. lat 1071), late 13th century

Cinnamologus nesting. Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade."  Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 6838B, Folio 24v

Cinnamologus nesting. Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 10, 50): "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 6838B, Folio 24v

Bestiarium, c. 1450, MMW, 10 B 25, f. 12v, Museum Meermanno | House of the Book, (Huis van het boek).

Bestiarium, c. 1450, MMW, 10 B 25, f. 12v, Museum Meermanno | House of the Book, (Huis van het boek).

Mirror of History, Unknown Flemish, Ghent, about 1475. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown morocco. Ms. Ludwig XIII 5

Mirror of History, Unknown Flemish, Ghent, about 1475. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown morocco. Ms. Ludwig XIII 5

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