Avocet: a bird of coastal waters with a beak that curves upward like a U rather than downward. It feeds by moving its beak like a scythe.
Safat: a mythological bird that flies until its death; it never lands on a tree or the ground. It lays its eggs in the air. The chicks hatch before the eggs reach the ground, and anything that eats the eggshell fragments will go mad.