Thoth - God of Wisdom, Time, Writing and the Moon-Head of an ibis
Thoth invented hieroglyphs, the picture writing of Ancient Egypt. He was the measurer of the earth and the counter of the stars, the keeper and recorder of all knowledge. The ibis is a bird rather like a stork, with long legs and a long beak(pictures taken here in Tucson at the Sweetwater Facility) which it uses for prodding in the mud to find small fish. It was a symbol of wisdom and learning because it has a beak shaped like a pen which it dips in the mud, as if it was ink.
Source When I see this bird, I think of Egypt and one day I'll be there to meet Thoth in person(via historical data). I'm also not trying to steal the book. When I see the Ibis, this is what enters my mind. I'm also a huge fan of Depeche Mode. Here's a creepy video from a couple years ago. When I see the beak of an Ibis, I think think of this strange video. But this song.....oh this song is one of my favorites. I saw them in concert 2 years ago up in Phoenix and when they played this song, they used a raven in the background on the big screen....incredible stuff. Here's the video for you to decide:)