Birds in Culture Resources

Birds have had an enormous influence on human culture. They have played a major role in human folklore, and they have been the subject of a great deal of prose and poetry. The origins of bird names reflect how birds have been regarded by human cultures throughout the ages. The individual bird summaries on MPNature contain the origins of the genus, species, and common names of each species.

Books about the role of birds in human culture:

Books about birds in literature, folklore, and the arts:

Books about the relationship of language to birds: