Does hamsa bird exist?
The hamsa (Sanskrit: हंस haṃsa or hansa) is an aquatic migratory bird, referred to in ancient Sanskrit texts which various scholars have interpreted as being based on the goose, the swan, or even the flamingo. Its image is used in Indian and Southeast Asian culture as a spiritual symbol and a decorative element.
Essentials keep, leaving the non-essential, As swans drink up the milk, but leave the water.
Swans are the largest extant members of the waterfowl family Anatidae, and are among the largest flying birds. The largest living species, including the mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach a length of over 1.5 m (59 in) and weigh over 15 kg (33 lb). Their wingspans can be over 3.1 m (10 ft).
Scientific explanation is that, the Swan has got a sieve like structure (lamellae) in its mouth which separates water from mud. Which is why probably there is the belief that, Swans can separate milk from water and drink just the pure milk.
Hoatzins are the only living birds with functional claws on their wings, a trait they lose as adults. The chicks use their claws to climb back into trees after dropping in the water to escape predators.
Hamsa meaning in English. The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol that represents the hand of God. In all faiths Hamsa meaning protective image, often worn as a talisman.
Parent flamingos produce crop milk in their digestive tracts and regurgitate it to feed their young.
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) has a puzzling array of features. Not only does it have that iconic duck bill, it lays eggs like a bird or reptile but feeds milk to its young like a mammal.
Note: Hummingbirds do not drink water, rather nectar, a sugary liquid, is their primary source of calories. Hummingbirds don't need to tip their heads to drink nectar, and they don't suck it into their bills either.
Where did hamsa originate?
Origin. Early use of the hamsa could be traced to ancient Mesopotamian artifacts in the amulets of the goddess Inanna or Ishtar. The image of the open right hand is also seen in Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) and ancient North Africa and in Phoenician colonies in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal).
Owl. The owl is viewed by many cultures as the omen of death. In Native American mythology, the owl is an ominous presence with many tales of warnings about its appearance. The most common is a symbol of death.
Judaism. In Jewish culture, the Hamsa hand represents protection from evil and a reminder to pray. Five is a significant number in Judaism and is considered the number of protection.