In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- By 1970, fewer than 40 breeding pairs of peregrines were known and the bald eagle seemed set to follow.
- ‘There was a lot of anger in the area when someone killed those chicks - peregrines are rare and beautiful birds, protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act,’ he said.
- The fastest bird in the world and the largest native hawk in the UK, peregrines continue to suffer illegal human persecution despite their protected status.
- We trust his spirit soars with the peregrines he so loved.
- And there are more raptors about: falcons, peregrines, sparrowhawks.
- In the past gamekeepers declared war on creatures they called ‘vermin’ - stoats, weasels and birds of prey such as harriers and peregrines, which were thought to prey on grouse.
- I've owned an American kestrel and a Harris hawk, and I exercised the peregrines at the sanctuary.
- As soon as Jeff and I discovered that, the conversation quickly left talk of ivory-bills and on to the exciting flights of peregrines and Cooper's hawks.
- Boasting buzzards, merlins, kestrels, peregrines, and ospreys, the county has ten of a total UK species of 15-making it one of the nation's key habitats.
- In 1999 peregrines were removed from the Endangered Species List.
- Observers recorded the presence of adult peregrines and attempted to classify individuals by sex at cliffs occupied by lone adults.
- The peregrines will be shown on Thursday at 3pm.
- Young, captive peregrines from the far north have been experimentally released in suitable eastern habitats, even on high, cliff-like city buildings, and fed until able to hunt for themselves.
- Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, anyone who destroys or disturbs eggs, chicks or nests of birds such as goshawks and peregrines faces up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to £5,000.
- We were privileged to see minke whales, dolphins, otters and golden eagles, and I will never forget lying in the sun on Canna after lunch, watching three peregrines engaged in mock combat above while reliving my dive of that morning.
- And 370 kilometres is much too fast - more like 330 or 340 kilometres per hour, and that's only on silver peregrines.
- Usually early migrants, the first ouzel's song echoes round the hills and the first birds fall prey to merlins and peregrines.
- Raptors - particularly buzzards, sparrowhawks and peregrines - are in abundance in the Scottish countryside.
- During this time, we collected 153 eggs, 87 from American peregrines and 66 from Arctic peregrines.
- Density of the breeding population did not affect dispersal distance of peregrines.
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