Originally published in the 1920s. It is generally accepted that no legend, however incredible, exists or came into being without some reason or foundation. This fascinating book is a comprehensive study of both legend and superstition in the world of birds. Ancient thoughts, facts and fallacies apertaining to over 100 bird species are discussed in detail. The author has investigated many rare and early bird books to glean a wealth of information. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.