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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- Both pipits and wagtails bathe in shallow standing water.
- The farm also has breeding Willow Tit, Grey wagtail and Sparrowhawk.
- There's a bench here and you could spend time looking out for moorhens, coots, wagtails and warblers, and the fish that attract them.
- They are ground birds, with very long hind toes and claws, like those of skylarks, and they have a habit of running about like wagtails, though without flicking their tails.
- They plant the kind of crops on which not only the pheasant feed, but also thousands of wagtail, curlew, lark, pipit, finch, plover and other species that have been in decline for years.
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