In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Birds - blackbirds and thrushes, robins, starlings, rooks and crows, jays, ducks, seagulls and owls will eat slugs
- Eagles, vultures, penguins, ravens, crows, doves, and ostriches are just a few of the birds that do double time as species and symbols.
- The airport attracts corvids, rooks, crows, lapwings and wood pigeons among others.
- The brain-to-body ratio of crows, ravens and magpies equals that of dolphins and nearly matches humans.
- Indeed, just now there are too many acorns for even such greedy birds as crows and magpies.
- At nesting time the parents become bold and pugnacious attacking crows, magpies, cuckoos and kestrels crossing their territory.
- The virus is primarily a disease of wild birds, particularly crows, blue jays, and birds of prey, and is transmitted by mosquitoes to horses and humans.
- We mostly saw the usual sparrows, doves, crows, chickadees, and titmice. Tons of Blue Jay are in flight right now as they are involved in a migration of their own.
- Losses occur, however, when the unattended eggs are taken by crows or ravens, or when nesting birds are disturbed by humans.
- The corvines - crows, rooks, jays, magpies and jackdaws - are relentless stealers of other birds' eggs and chicks.
- Just now the skies are busy with birds; rooks and crows grouping and re-grouping in ragged formation, starlings showing off their flock skills, and swifts silver-arrowing round and round.
- Large black birds like crows and grackles are often referred to as trash birds.
- It had long been used in Europe to kill predators and ‘noxious’ birds such as crows and magpies.
- He said the proliferation of Corvids birds like grey crows, magpies and rooks could be directly linked to the decline in songbirds in the area.
- Great Horned Owls do not build their own nests, but use nests built by hawks, crows, magpies, herons, or other large birds.
- The corvids of North America consist of one species of jackdaw, four crows, two ravens, one nutcracker, two magpies, and ten species of jays.
- It is the habit of crows to perch like sentinels on the tops of isolated trees, where they can see what is going on in all directions.
- But periods of high heat and drought send such common urban-dwelling species as crows, blue jays and robins out of the city in search of fresh water.
- Blue jays and crows rob smaller birds' nests, often those of robins and catbirds, of both eggs and young, while hawks may steal the same from the crows and jays!
- Birds such as grouse, crows, quail, partridge, nightjars, cuckoos, shrikes, larks, pipits, merlins, harriers, kestrels and buzzards would all have been seen.
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- Beware of the bark of a dog or crow of a cock at night, for they signify death.
- Following sunrise comes the clanging sound of scores of church bells, coupled with the crow of roosters from the adjacent Moslem Quarter.
- I am up like the cock's crow on Wednesdays to get ready for the bus, which picks me up at my door.
- Here you can see women washing clothes in the river, children chasing each other in narrow lanes, chickens crowing and dogs barking at strangers.
- The loony rooster next door insists on crowing at all hours.
- Every once in a while a dog barked or a rooster crowed.
- When the rooster crowed to greet the morning, Ben thought he sounded awfully close by but to find the fowl on the foot of his bed was closer than he thought!
- In both traditions the white rooster, which crows at dawn to dispel the darkness of night, is highly esteemed.
- There are dozens of young hares running about aimlessly in the fields while young cock pheasants are crowing their heads off in every garden and potato patch.
- ‘This is a village that never sleeps,’ she said, as a rooster crowed in the background.
- We always awoke to the sound of a cock crowing or a bird chirping and when we looked outside, we saw nature in all of her morning glory!
- By dawn, mysterious roosters would crow but never show themselves.
- Funny, I thought normal roosters crowed in the morning.
- Instead of alarm clocks, there is a rooster crowing on a rooftop nearby.
- She could hear about two, no, three different roosters crowing, sunlight just barely peeking through her window.
- Flies buzzed, cockerels crowed, goats bleated and a chorus of dogs was howling furiously.
- As dawn approaches and the light level rises, you will hear roosters crowing and the night ambient sounds will die away.
- Finally a rooster flew to the top and decided to crow around midnight.
- The cold wind swept the dawn, and the roosters crowed at a distance.
- When we first got them, Bill and I spent many a morning lying in bed, laughing after having been awakened by our young rooster's attempts at crowing.
- The morning greeted us with an early sun rise, the village rooster crowing and the swish of a broom sweeping the sand court yard outside.
- The rooster crowed, as if it wanted more scraps of food to eat.
- At the ranch the roosters started crowing at 4am just a few feet from my head, shocking me to consciousness.
3(boast, exult)alardearpavonearseto crow about/over sth — alardear / jactarse de algo
- it's nothing to crow about — no es como para enorgullecerse
- My normal, nice, reserved Captain and partner was crowing.
- He was crowing with joy because he had run 8 miles yesterday as opposed to my paltry one quarter.
- William crowed as he jumped and caught the flying Frisbee before Becky's teammate.
- Perhaps you'll even crow when his shoelaces get caught in the escalator.
- In fact, he's crowing and preening in the spotlight that he's brought to bear on his actions.
- You had to dig nuggets out from him about his career because he hated it to seem as if he was crowing but this was one incident he would talk about.
- She literally crowed with pleasure, declaring that now she understood my political blindness.
- She will crow in delight when she spots either one of them.
1alardearI told you so, he crowed — —te lo dije —alardeó
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