Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

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Great Auk §

A flightless seabird of the North Atlantic. Despite their resemblance to penguins, they are not closely related. Hunted to extinction in the nineteenth century.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable with argent belly.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Bird (1) §

A generic avian.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

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Bird (2) §

A generic avian.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Bird Addorsed Regardant §

A generic avian.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

The term “addorsed” indicates that the wings are outstretched and back to back.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Cock (1) §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Cock (2) §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Cock (3) §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

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Cock (4) §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art Archives. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Double-Headed Cock §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Cock Head Couped §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jon Chesey. Adapted from Anton Tirol's Wappenbuch (Germany, c. 1540).

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Cock Head Erased §

A male chicken, known in modern English as a rooster. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Note that this depiction may need to be modified with larger jags in base before registering in order to meet the current standards for erasing.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Crow (1) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Crow (2) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

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Duck's Foot §

A small waterfowl.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Falcon (1) §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.”

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Stephanie Fahey.

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Falcon (2) §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.”

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

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Falcon Regardant §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.” Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Moorcock §

A male grouse, a type of wild poultry prized by hunters.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: black with white markings.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

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Falcon Jessed (1) §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.”

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “jessed” indicates that there are thongs tied around its legs

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Falcon Jessed (2) §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.”

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “jessed” indicates that there are thongs tied around its legs.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Falcon Hooded and Jessed §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.” Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “jessed” indicates that there are thongs tied around its legs.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Falcon Hooded Belled and Jessed Seated Upon A Glove §

A bird of prey. May also be blazoned a “hawk.” Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Flamingo One Leg Raised §

A long-legged shoreline bird, found around the coast of the Mediterranean as well as in the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: pink or red.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Goose §

A waterfowl.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Hawk (1) §

A bird of prey.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: The Art of Heraldry. Artist: Unknown.

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Hawk (2) §

A bird of prey. Heraldically equivalent to a falcon. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Hawk Guardant §

A bird of prey. Heraldically equivalent to a falcon. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Hen (2) §

A female chicken.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art Archives. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Hummingbird Hovering §

A swift bird. As a new-world creature, considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

The posture “hovering” is used for hummingbirds with wings elevated and addorsed, head forward, and tail beneath the body.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Magpie Displayed §

A clever and talkative member of the crow family.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable, with argent belly and wing tips.

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Martlet (1) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands.

Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Martlet (2) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands.

Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

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Martlet (3) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands.

Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Martlet (4) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands.

Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist: Unknown.

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Martlet (5) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands.

Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.

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Martlet (6) §

A stylized bird, perhaps originally related to the swallow, now defined by its lack of legs, as myth suggests it never lands. Default posture: Close. No proper coloration.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (From page 151, arms of Watyr Walcotte.)

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Peacock (1) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: blue and green.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Peacock (2) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: blue and green.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Peacock (3) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: blue and green.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Peacock In His Pride (1) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: blue and green.

The phrase “in his pride” means that the tail is displayed behind him.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Peacock In His Pride (2) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: blue and green.

The phrase “in his pride” means that the tail is displayed behind him.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Pelican In Its Piety (1) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring.

Default posture: close. Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Pelican In Its Piety (2) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.

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Pelican In Its Piety (3) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring. Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Pelican In Its Piety (4) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Ortus Sanitatis. Artist: Unknown.

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Pelican Vulning Itself (1) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring.

Default posture: close. Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Pelican Vulning Itself (2) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring. Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Pelican Vulning Itself (3) §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (From page 150, arms of John Pellam.)

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Natural Pelican §

A fish-eating sea bird. In myth, it would pierce it’s own breast to save the lives of its offspring.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Reserved for members of the Order of the Pelican.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.

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Poppinjay §

A clever bird that may learn to speak. Sometimes blazoned a “parrot.”

Default posture: close. Frequently shown with one foot raised to step forward, as in passant. Proper coloration: green with red beak and details.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Raven (1) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Raven (2) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Raven (3) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Raven (4) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Raven (5) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Raven Displayed (1) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers. Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Raven Displayed (2) §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Raven Regardant §

A corvid, like the crow, but typically drawn with “rough” or “hairy” feathers.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Simurgh Close §

An imposing bird of Persian myth, related to the Russian firebird.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As a non-European animal, considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Swan Close §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jon Chesey. Adapted from Anton Tirol's Wappenbuch (German, c. 1540).

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Wood Cock In His Pride §

A ground-living bird of the forest. Also known as the “wood grouse” or “heather cock.” Males display a ruff of tail feathers as part of courting. Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Paxed.

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