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Originally Posted by Huck
Well, Phoenix and (or) turtle dove ...

I typed the both terms in the search engine and got a poem of Shakespeare, which is said to be very unusual and a mass of literature is present about it ... now I ask myself, if a sort of "tradition of connection" between both or possibly all 4 birds ...
There is the biblical tradition between phoenix (bird/tree*) and dove from Song of Solomon.

* Just as phoenix is a homonyn meaning both the bird and palm tree in Greek, so the Egyptian word Benu means both the bird and the palm tree.
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