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BIRD in Sign Language
Birds are a joy to behold. These delightful little creatures can be a never-ending source of entertainment for cats to watch them hop around in backyards or splash in a birdbath.
ASL Signs for BIRD
How do you say 'bird' in American Sign Language?
Meaning: A warm-blooded egg-laying flying animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "20" hand, with the back of the hand against the mouth, taps twice. It defines a bird's beak, where the index finger and thumb formed.
Learner tip: Don't confuse this with CHICKEN (with slightly different mouthing).
Signs for different birds
Related signs: EAGLE, FLAMINGO, HAWK, HUMMINGBIRD, KIWI BIRD, PARROT, ROBIN, WREN.
pheasant: (video soon). This sign was seen signing by Deaf chef Jeffrey Perri a.k.a. "The Tomato Chef" on his 2002 CD.
"Francis O. Watts with Bird"
John Brewster, Jr. (1766-1854) is a Deaf American artist, especially a portrait painter. One of his works "Francis O. Watts with Bird" represents the mortality rate of children which was high at the time.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]