[LMB] 5GU Avifauna

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 18:56:52 BST 2021

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I find this interesting because in our world, hummingbirds (of which there
> are over 300 species) are confined to the Western Hemisphere, i.e. the
> Americas and the Caribbean. Yet in the 5GU, Penric knows enough about them
> to use this simile, whether or not he's actually ever seen one.

> Another similar anomaly is the blue jay used as the Daughter's animal at a
> funeral in one of the books. There are various species of jay in our
> world's Eurasia, but they're mostly brown; it's in the Americas that you
> find jay species that are blue.

Example three: in "The Curse of Chalion" the royal menagerie includes
beasts that seem to be vicunas or possibly llamas.

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