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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- Four characteristic birds of prey include the snowy owl, gyrfalcon, osprey, and rough-legged hawk.
- The term ‘silver falcon’ actually refers to a bird of prey with silver feathers underneath the wing.
- And birds of prey do the same with dead food items, occasionally carrying on for as long as an hour.
- They shrieked with that high-pitched call that only a bird of prey can emit.
- One of the most distinctive expressions in the chicken lexicon occurs when my fowls spot a bird of prey.
- The moorland blaze has come at a bad time for ground-nesting birds such as golden plovers, curlews, lapwings and merlins, a rare bird of prey.
- They have the same talons and beak structure as a bird of prey but weren't using them for this until their food source ran out.
- Common predators of house sparrows include cats and other mammalian predators, birds of prey, and owls.
- Unlike birds of prey, the talons of Old World vultures are relatively weak and unsuitable as weapons of attack.
- Although owls are probably my favourite birds of prey, I love hawks as well.
- The new move, which comes with the breeding season at its height, is aimed at halting the persecution of birds of prey such as peregrine falcons and goshawks.
- The hen harrier is a bird of prey and can be recognised by its long legs and broad wing span some also have a ruffle of feathers around the face.
- This poem vividly portrays the unique characteristics of the osprey, a bird of prey, which feeds on fish.
- Some birds of prey, including barn owls, can be bought and sold legally although it is illegal to take them from the wild.
- A characteristic bird of prey over the waters is the osprey.
- They often carry their prey in their bill, unlike other birds of prey that carry their prey in their talons.
- The birds of prey may have influenced an evolutionary move toward group living and bigger body size, for example.
- That's because the teenage tearaway decided to warm up before a game in Florida by utilising an osprey for target practice, knocking the bird of prey off its perch and severely damaging its eye.
- The hen harrier is a bird of prey, belonging to the same family as hawks, vultures, and eagles.
- If you took a parrot or a bird of prey, you'd hear it flapping its wings.
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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.