In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- 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.
- The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds estimates that around 100 birds of prey, including eagles, falcons and hen harriers, are either poisoned, shot, trapped or have their nests destroyed every year on the Scottish moors.
- These rugged plants make ideal cover for mice, rabbits, and other creatures that are, in turn, prey for the region's raptors - owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles.
- The new facility boasts more than 50 birds of prey, ranging from large eagles and incredibly fast falcons to hawks and owls.
- American kestrels, smallest of North America's falcons, migrate at about the same time as the jays and flickers.
- Unlike most hawks, falcons do not build nests (though caracaras do).
- They're subject to a lot of pressures from predators, aerial predators such as falcons, sea eagles, and they need to have a clear line of sight to an area of escape for them, and also so they can see predators in advance.
- Accipiters have rounded wings, whereas falcons have pointed ones.
- Tens of thousands of hawks, kites, falcons, eagles, osprey, vultures, and harriers appear in the skies over the Golden Gate from August through December.
- Adult pipits and wagtails have a number of avian predators among the falcons and hawks and owls (Strigiformes).
- Hawks, harriers, falcons, eagles, and vultures are diurnal migrants.
- Pete takes us inside the lives and minds of all thirty-four species of diurnal raptors found in North America - hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, the osprey and the harrier.
- The enemies are not only humans but many other predators that consider rodent meat very tasty, snakes, large lizards, small and large mammals and birds of prey especially owls, kestrels, and falcons.
- The Gyrfalcon is the largest falcon in the world.
- It features free-flying displays and an opportunity for people to see at close hand some 30 different birds of prey, including eagles, buzzards and falcons.
- These conditions resulted in many migrants (including red footed falcons, red throated pipits and grey-headed wagtails) all travelling far to the west of normal routes from Africa to northern breeding grounds.
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.