குடிஞை – Owl

குடிஞை – Owl – Commentators identify this bird as பேராந்தை. There are different kinds of owls in the Tamil country. கூகை is another kind. குராஅல் is a female. This word is used with females of many animals. There are many kinds of owls in southern India according to Dr. Salim Ali’s book, ‘The Book of Indian Birds’, and it is impossible to identify which ones the poets referenced in their poems.

To see the poems, please go to my site http://www.learnsangamtamil.com – Vaidehi Herbert

 

Akanānūru – 9,  19, 89, 283

Ainkurunūru – 291

Natrinai – 394

Puranānūru –  170, 370

Porunarātruppadai – 210

Malaipadukadām – 141

 

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