Bird Song

Crow
I detest the Carrion Crow!
(He's a raven, don't you know?)
  He's a greedy glutton, also, and a ghoul,
And his sanctimonious caw
Rubs my temper on the raw.
  He's a demon, and a most degraded fowl.

Blue Wren
I admire the pert Blue-wren
And his dainty little hen-
  Though she hasn't got a trace of blue upon her;
But she's pleasing, and she's pretty,
  And she sings a cheerful ditty;
While her husband is a gentleman of honour.

Cuckoo
I despise the Pallid Cuckoo,
A disreputable "crook" who
  Shirks her duties for a lazy life of ease.
I abhor her mournful call,
Which is not a song at all
  But a cross between a whimper and a wheeze.

Kookaburra
I suspect the Kookaburra,
For his methods are not thorough
  In his highly-praised campaign against the snakes,
And the small birds, one and all,
Curse him for a cannibal -
Though he certainly is cheerful when he wakes.

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