A word for a woman:

Bird: noun (person)

old-fashioned: a particular type of person ‘She’s a rare bird, is grandmother’

UK slang: a young woman ‘Is that Lee’s new bird?

old bird: informal, an older woman (disapproving: ‘this old bird was lecturing the shop assistant about her manners’; approving: ‘she’s a game old bird’ = one who is energetic, willing to do anything)

from Cambridge Dictionaries Online

A word for a birdwoman:

Kinnaree: half-human half-swan figures of Thai legendkinnaree bird woman web


Kinnaree Dancing:

Manorah, the most famous Kinnaree of legend, features in Thai classical dance

For another version of the Manorah legend see




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