Birds

Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

These stories often provide creative explanations for why birds behave the way they do. Sometimes they are fanciful tales whose origin is lost in time, but have become an integral part of the storytelling tradition of each culture, often with moral lessons interwoven.

Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

A Tale of Two Rice Birds

By Clare Hodgson Meeker
Illustrated by Christine Lamb
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Bakawan (Mangroves)

By Catherine Yu Untalan, Reena Rae De Leon Sarmiento, Mae Astrid Tobias
Illustrated by Van Zeus Allen Bascon
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World

By Howard Norman
Illustrated by Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Chawi the Drongo Bird Learns a Lesson

By -
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Chinese Fables Remembered

By Miwa Kurita
Illustrated by Saoko Mitsukuri
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

How the Rooster Got His Crown

By Amy Lowry Poole
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Hua Lo Puu (Hua Lo Poo)

By Murti Bunanta
Illustrated by Hardiyono
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Isang Mayang Uhaw (A Thirsty Sparrow)

By Virgilio S. Almario
Illustrated by Jimmy Torres
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Kenawai Yang Degil (The Stubborn Stork)

By Hajah Norain Haji Hussin
Illustrated by Ak Sarikula Pg Hj Othman
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Lord of the Cranes

By Kerstin Chen
Illustrated by Jian Jiang Chen
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach

By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Merpati dan Gagak (The Dove and the Crow)

By Zainun Mustapha
Illustrated by Khairul Azuwan Ishak
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Noong Unang Panahon (Once Upon a Time)

By Rafaelita Valera
Illustrated by Ghani Madueño
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

On the Wing

By David Elliott
Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City

By Janet Schulman
Illustrated by Meilo So
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Pavo and Cavo

By Nirupama Raghavan
Illustrated by Kavita Singh Kale
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Poor Pak Kaduk

By Mohamad Salmi
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Sang Kerbau dan Burung Pipit (The Buffalo and the Sparrow)

By Abdul Aziz Haji Mohamad/Md Noor
Illustrated by Kapli Nayan
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Shu Ye Niao (Leaf Birds)

By Bing Bo
Illustrated by Fei Jia
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Si Kelabu dan Si Panjang (The Crane and the Tortoise)

By Hajah Amcahah Haji Alias
Illustrated by Salleh bin Ahmad
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Siapa Cepat Dia Dapat (The Early Bird Catches the Worm)

By Wan Yiguang
Illustrated by Huang Xiaowen
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Cockerel with Three Feathers

By Suzee Leong
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Crane and the Crab

By S. R. Nathan
Illustrated by Anngee Neo
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Deceitful Bird: Tales from Jataka

By S. Jayaraman
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Deer and the Woodcutter - A Korean Folktale

By Kim So-un
Illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-sim
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Fox and the Crow

By Manasi Subramaniam
Illustrated by Culpeo S. Fox
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian tale

By Lucine Kasbarian
Illustrated by Maria Zaikina
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Love of Two Stars - A Korean Legend

By Janie Jaehyun Park
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Owl Who Was Fooled

By Khadijah Hashim
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Pipit Bird and the King

By -
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The Secret Message

By Mina Javaherbin
Illustrated by Bruce Whatley
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

By Katherine Paterson
Illustrated by Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow: A Japanese Folktale

By M. J. York
Illustrated by J. T. Morrow
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

The Wonderful Sparrow

By Jainal Amambing
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Tuko and the Birds: A Tale from the Philippines

By Shirley Climo
Illustrated by Francisco X Mora
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Two Parrots

By Rashin Kheiriyeh
Bird-themed Myths, Folklore, Fables

Zao Qi de Niao Er You Cong Chi (The Early Bird Catches the Worm)

By Wan Yiguang
Illustrated by Huang Xiaowen

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