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LENAPE NAMES FOR BIRDS - Page 1

On this page are the Lenape names for some common birds. Not only will you see photographs of the birds, but you can also hear the names as pronounced by Lenape speaker Touching Leaves Woman (Nora Thompson Dean), by clicking on the Lenape name and you can hear the call of the bird by clicking on the bird.

The following photographs are used courtesy of Maslowski Wildlife Productions and they are copyrighted. We would like to thank them for giving us permission to use these fine photographs.

Click Bird to Hear Call
Click Name to Hear Lenape Pronounciation

Tànktiyas

Tufted Titmouse

(Parus bicolor)

Tàskëmus

Mockingbird

(Mimus polyglottos)

Chihopèkëlis

Eastern Bluebird

(Sialia sialis)

Wetëndeis

Scarlet Tanager

(Pirange olivacea)

Wisawtayas

American Goldfinch

(Carduelis tristis)

 

Click here for Page 2 of the Birds !!

Extinct Birds the Lenape Knew

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