Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 533, Folio 15v The caladrius is a white bird that can foretell if a sick person will get weel. Here the bird looks away from the man, meaning he will die.
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Miniature of an ill man in bed with a caladrius bird watching him, from a 13th century manuscript
Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 167, Folio 1v The caladrius looks towards the sick man, which means he will recover, making the woman very happy.
“Una moglie fa confessare al marito un segreto con l’arte della seduzione”, miniatura tratta dal ‘Roman de la Rose’ (1400 circa), Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Folio 61v - the eagle, continued
Aberdeen Bestiary-f61v Two panels of eagles fishing and plunging into the renjuvenating spring. The lower section of the illustration is damaged. This is a Physiologus subject. The reference to catching fish means that the bird must be a sea eagle or osprey. The white tailed eagle is found in the Mediterranean. Although this is an original Physiologus subject, the illustrations of this bird are among the most varied, indicating the lack of an accepted common source.
Caladrius, according to the Roman mythology, is a snow-white bird that lives in kings' houses. Supposedly, the bird refuses to look at any patient that is not going to make a full recovery. Caladrius existed in the Greek mythology under the name Dhalion. It is said to also be able to take the sickness into itself and then fly away, dispersing the sickness and healing both itself and the sick person.
Vipers. Bestiary, England 13th century (British Library, Harley 4751, fol. 60r)