Post Bird

In Post Moment on March 5, 2009 at 12:00 pm

curlew-info0The curlew is the postbird.  “Curlew” – c.1340, from O.Fr. courlieus (13c.), said to be imitative of the bird’s cry but apparently assimilated with corliu “runner, messenger,” from corre “to run.” The bird is a good runner. Curlew and courier (the bespoke postman) share the same etymology. The curlew could be the symbol bird of the Post Letters movement.

  1. And his long, pointy beak even looks a bit like a writing instrument!

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