Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

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See also: Peacock close (1) and Peacock close (1) in Pennsic Traceable Art.

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.

Bird §

A generic avian.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

Bird Regardant Wings Addorsed §

A generic avian.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

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

Cock (1) §

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

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

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.

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.

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.

Cock (5) §

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

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke.

Cock (6) §

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

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Artist: Syryatsu. License: Released into the public domain.

Cock (7) §

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

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Artist: Saewynn aet Cnolle. Adapted from Insignia Urbium Italiae Septentrionalis. (Arms of "De Caponis," folio 108r.)

Cock (8) §

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.

Double-Headed Cock (1) §

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.

Double-Headed Cock (2) §

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

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Zurich Roll. Artist unknown. Adapted by Vémundr Syvursson.

Crow (1) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Crow (2) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Crow (3) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

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

Crow (4) §

A corvid, like the raven.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Folio 21r.) Adapted by Kattera Doplerin.

Dove (1) §

A peaceful bird with a tuft on the top of its head.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: argent, with gules (or pink) feet and beak.

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

Dove (2) §

A peaceful bird with a tuft on the top of its head.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: argent, with gules (or pink) feet and beak.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 139.)

Dove Migrant to Base §

A peaceful bird with a tuft on the top of its head.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: argent, with gules (or pink) feet and beak.

Source: Österreichisches Wappenbuch. Artist unknown.

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.

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.

Falcon Regardant §

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

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Falcon Belled §

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

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “belled” indicates that there are small hawk's bells tied to its legs.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke.

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: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

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.

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.

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: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

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.

Goose §

A waterfowl.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

Goose Regardant §

A waterfowl.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Vémundr Syvursson.

Demi-Goose §

A waterfowl.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Familienwappen des Hohen Adels. Artist unknown. (Folio 9v.) Adapted by Elionora inghean Ui Cheallaigh.

Hawk (1) §

A bird of prey.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: The Art of Heraldry. Artist unknown.

Hawk (2) §

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

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Hawk (3) §

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

Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Hawk Guardant §

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

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Hen (2) §

A female chicken.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

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.

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.

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.

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: Roana d’Evreux (attributed). Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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.

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.

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.)

Martlet (7) §

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 Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Merlette §

A bird found in French armory, related to the English martlet, but lacking both legs and beak.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 184.)

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.

Ostrich (1) §

A large flightless bird found in Africa.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

Ostrich (2) §

A large flightless bird found in Africa.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Source: The Tudor Pattern Book. Artist unknown. Adapted by Owen Tegg.

Peacock (1) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

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

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Peacock (2) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

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

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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.

Peacock (4) §

A large bird known for its showy tail.

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

Source: BnF MS Français 412. Artist: Richard de Fournival. (Folio 232v.)

Peacock One Leg Raised §

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.

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.

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.

Peacock In His Pride (3) §

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: Roman mosaic. Artist unknown. (“The Peacock Mosaic,” middle of second century CE, Musée Theo Desplan, Vaison-la-Romaine, France.) Adapted by Forveleth Dunde.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pelican In Its Piety (5) §

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: Harley MS 709. Artist unknown. (Folio 22r.)

Pelican In Its Piety (6) §

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: Sledgehamster. Artist: Grimwulf Harland. Adapted from an illustration by Dürer.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

Poppinjay (1) §

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 if passant. Proper coloration: green with red beak and details.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Poppinjay (2) §

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 if passant. Proper coloration: green with red beak and details.

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

Poppinjay (3) §

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 if passant. Proper coloration: green with red beak and details.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 94.)

Porphyrio §

A swamphen, found around the Mediteranean and throughout the tropics, with colorful plumage and prominant feet and face shield.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration, with varieties occurring in numerous shades of purple, green, blue, and gray.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson.

Puffin §

Sea-diving birds of the northern ocean.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: belly argent, wings sable, beak and legs Or.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Raven (6) §

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

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Raven (7) §

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

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Raven One Leg Raised §

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

Default posture: close. Proper coloration: sable.

Source: Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg. Artist unknown. Adapted by Graham Johnston and Saewynn aet Cnolle.

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.

Robin §

A small songbird.

Default posture: close. Proper coloration unknown.

Artist: Malys mac Néill.

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.

Stork §

A large, long-legged, long-necked shore bird.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

Stork Maintaining in its Beak a Snake §

A large, long-legged, long-necked shore bird.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

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

Swan Close (1) §

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).

Swan Close (2) §

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

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Iago ab Adam. Adapted from Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg.

Swan Close (3) §

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

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Kitta Refr.

Titmouse §

A small songbird.

Default posture: close. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

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.