In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A birdwatcher 65 million years ago could have seen relatives of today's loons, geese and ducks, albatrosses and petrels, and gulls and shorebirds, and possibly other familiar birds as well.
- It's penguins, albatrosses, caracaras, steamer ducks and a couple of endemic small jobs you've come for.
- There are hundreds of different types of birds including five types of penguins, albatrosses, and cara caras (a rare bird of prey).
- Many of the oceanic birds, the petrels, the albatrosses, the penguins etc., nest on but one or a few islands and are completely dependent for survival on the integrity of these places.
- Conservationists say unregulated fisheries in the southern oceans are endangering the albatross.
- Many of these vessels head for the southern oceans - to the major albatross feeding grounds.
- It is home to many birds such as albatross, penguins, cormorants, gulls and gannets, and the New Zealand fur seal, which can easily be seen from the road lazing around in rocky areas.
- Pteranodon was almost certainly a soaring animal; it used rising warm air to maintain altitude; a common strategy among large winged animals (among birds, albatrosses and vultures are adept at soaring).
- Petrels, albatrosses, cormorants, frigatebirds, gulls etc. are mysterious and inspiring birds: often the subject of poetic stories and lots of myths around the world.
- For me, it will always be a trip of a lifetime, as we were soon surrounded by a bewildering assortment of albatrosses, shearwaters and petrels, each a new species for us.
- Fishing experts estimate that about 60,000 sea birds including about 2,000 giant petrels and around 10,000 albatrosses are killed this way every year.
- In general, larger birds like the albatross tend to live longer than smaller species.
- Taking measures to prevent the accidental capture of birds benefits both the albatross and the fishermen, since they can catch more fish if the hooks are not catching birds by mistake.
- It is unusual in that it is a dark albatross; most other albatrosses are predominantly white.
- But seabirds such as albatrosses and petrels, which have large, tubular nostrils, are known to use scent clues to locate nesting sites and prey out at sea.
- The black frigatebirds, with their sharply angled wings, ride rising thermals, whereas the white albatrosses, with their long narrow wings, catch a lift on a cold gale.
- And of course, today we have such adept flyers as the swallows, hummingbirds, falcons, and the soaring albatrosses which demonstrate the great diversity of flight adaptations in birds.
- Seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels, regularly grab the baited hooks.
- Flamingos are conceded by all to be closely linked to pelicans, albatrosses, loons, probably penguins, and the like - the charadriomorph lineage.
- Among oceangoing avian species, albatrosses and frigatebirds are the quintessential seabirds.
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- The albatross has flown-the responsibility now rests on the observers of today and tomorrow to ensure it stays aloft.
- The ultimate target was Primakov, but the Kremlin's strategy was first to blast Luzhkov so as to turn him into a burdensome, malodorous albatross around the former prime minister's neck.
- Queen Noor of Jordan is backing an albatross aptly named The Ancient Mariner.
- Instead, they see it as a problem, as a liability, as an albatross around our financial necks.
- No-one is hanging albatrosses around the necks of the writers or of the responders.
- However, the average student, in order simply to meet the expense of university education - even with parental support - is still burdened by the albatross of a £12,000 debt on leaving.
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.