brim-fugel

brim-fugel, m.n: a sea-fowl, seagull.

seabird

Image: The Aberdeen Bestiary, f. 54v. This is a fictitious bird with webbed feet and a saw bill. The blue specks of the feathers derive from Aristotle’s description of a kingfisher. The text beside it describes the halcyon, a bird that calms the sea when it lays its eggs.

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