Gannets, sea-birds (Morus bassanus) on Burra Stack, Hermaness.

    Navigatio Brendani 11.8

    arbor mīrae lātitūdinis in gīrum, nōn nimis altitūdinis, cooperta avibus candidissimīs

    We may assume that our author exaggerates the spreading branches of the tree and the number and whiteness of the birds. And sea birds do not sit in trees.

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