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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- The 47 dead birds were seven barn owls, three kingfishers, a lapwing, a hen harrier, six long-eared owls, nine tawny owls, two kestrels, three green woodpeckers, six little owls, seven sparrowhawks, a water rail and a waxwing.
- Children were thrilled to be able to stroke a beautiful barn owl, while an enormous eagle owl, a tawny owl, a kestrel and a turkey vulture called George looked on.
- Wood peckers, herons, tawny owls and wood warblers are common in the area.
- Riverrun's wildlife reserve is a professionally tended nature reserve, containing rare species of waterfowl and other birds such as heron, snipe, pheasant, teal, white-fronted geese, kingfisher and tawny owls.
- The bird boxes will provide a haven for birds including: the rare spotted flycatchers; robins; starlings and tawny owls - and will raise the profile and appreciation of wildlife in Durham City.
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.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.