In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The waters surrounding Pigeon Island offer great fishing for sea birds including gulls, terns and the brown booby.
- Many shorebirds and seabirds are found here, including rhinoceros auklet, Brandt's cormorants, and all manner of gulls, puffins, petrels, murres, and more.
- A variety of birds make their homes around the harbour including yellow eyed and blue penguins, black back gulls, and five types of cormorants.
- Among some ground-nesting waterbirds, such as gulls and plovers, research has shown that speckling aids egg camouflage.
- This change might affect the migration and reproductive ecology of the ivory gull and other seabirds in the High Arctic.
- For some seabirds, predation by gulls on host eggs or chicks may impose a more significant limitation on reproductive success and that has resulted in culling programs at several seabird colonies.
- The Thayer's Gull is a large gull, with typical gull-like plumage.
- Besides a few gulls and black ducks, we had the place to ourselves.
- It houses Manx shearwaters, herring and black-backed gulls, razorbills, stormy petrels and guillemots besides puffins.
- This gull has narrow wings, a slender, black, pin-like bill, and pink legs.
- This gull has a slate-gray back, a white belly and tail, and black wingtips.
- I could go on and on about the many herons, egrets, gulls, terns, and various and sundry other species we spotted yesterday.
- Seabirds such as gulls and terns, even pelicans, can point the way to ‘sure thing’ action when the excited flocks are low and tight, dipping and circling.
- A pelagic gull, this kittiwake spends most of the year at sea.
- It is particularly known for its diversity of gulls and sea ducks.
- In some ways, there are breeds of gull and sea bird who are light years ahead of us on the long-term commitment front and don't seem to have the same issues that we do.
- The Northern Fulmar varies in color from mostly white, to gray and white like many gulls, to an overall gray-brown, with every possible shade in between.
- Carrion crows, large gulls, hawks and herons all receive severe punishment.
- The body coloration is typical of gull plumage from above, but both breeding and non-breeding adults have dark underwings with pale wingtips, which are distinctive in flight.
- Each occasion a large gull or carrion crow passed overhead, the buntings took all wing, providing a most impressive spectacle.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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