Have you ever wondered why some birds are brightly coloured and some are just plain?
A long time ago all the birds were black. There were big ones, medium ones, and small ones. But they were all the same dull colours.
Sam the dove was looking for food. He saw a big fat worm and he was swooping down to get it.
But the worm escaped and Sam stood on a sharp stick. It was very painful.
All Sam’s friends came to see if they could help. All except crow who was a selfish bird. He stayed away.
Then parrot went up and burst Sam’s foot with his sharp beak. All the blood burst out on the birds making them colourful.
All except crow, he stayed black....
Elizabeth, Kingston and Julia have retold this story about how the birds came to be all different colours, all that is, except the crow!