Halloween is filled with pumpkins, black cats, monsters, and ghouls, but there are plenty of birds and other winged creatures out there too. They fly through the darkened air on this wickedly haunting night.
Halloween is symbolically connected to the color black which means that bats, crows, and ravens are winged creatures which just naturally fit ideally into its theme. Add in a few buzzards and vultures to gruesome things up. Also now showing up around this sweetly gruesome night are a relatively new brood of birds on the scene. The bright and colorful angry birds certainly amuse more than a few folks with their rantings.
Between the spooky scary birds and the comical goofy ones Halloween truly has become a squawking, chirping, peeping filled belfry of fluttering feathery wings. So let's take a peek at the spooky, the goofy, and the classic winged creatures of All Hallow's Eve.
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The Most Popular Winged Creature at Halloween is the Bat
Bats are symbolically connected to Halloween and are one of this dark holiday's most popular winged creatures. Bats are often presumed to be a bird but don't believe it. Although bats have wings they are not classed as birds. They are a winged mammal.
Bats are black, fly at night, hunt their prey at night, have fangs that drink blood, and on top of all of that they have the spookiest little faces that one could ever imagine.
How could we not associate these winged creatures with this deep dark holiday night. These critters are just naturally designed to be a wee smidge scary.
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The Ever Intelligent Crow
The dark colored crow and raven are often included into images of doom and gloom but this bird's black coloring is simply a natural defense to trick predators into believing that their dark shape in a tree is actually a shadow rather than a meal.
Being black in color crows and ravens are often associated with death yet the truth is that their beaks are actually very dull and unable to puncture the thick skin of most animals.
Along with consuming a wide assortment of bugs, roadkill is also one of this birds preferred protein sources. The skin of roadkill is generally already laid open and ready to eat. Yummy.
A Witty Companion of Witches and Wizards
In keeping with a spooky black night time theme crows and ravens fit ideally into Halloween simply because they are the appropriate color. Of course the crow and raven's inquisitive staring eyes also help to fit them into the spooky Halloween bird category.
Crows will stare intently at a situation, person, or task, until they are able to figure it out. A crow's curious gaze seems to pierce right through your consciousness, giving this Halloween bird a high ranking as an intelligent, yet formidable companion of the night.
As crows and ravens truly are one of the most intelligent bird breeds. It is little wonder that they are often depicted as pets and companions for witches, warlocks, crazed madmen, and other spooky Halloween type characters.
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