In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The 40-square-mile Caroni Swamp is the home of Trinidad's national bird, the scarlet ibis.
- The ibis has an exotic air with its burgundy plumage and oddly curved beak.
- A crudely painted plywood sign showing bulbous ibis and spoonbills asks that you not disturb the birds.
- Inland species may associate with herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills.
- What would happen to the scarlet ibis, our pride and joy and a national symbol?
- Tawaret has the head of a hippo, Thoth the head of an ibis, and the great sun god Ra is rowed across the heavens in a boat.
- The couple collected breeds of birds from every continent, including pheasants, herons, ibis, kestrels and buzzards.
- I live on a lake (in Florida) and there's a flock of ibises that I feed regularly.
- Saxey tells of the secret shame of being in Neverwhere II, if only for a second, with the head of an ibis painted over you.
- The Bourgas Lake is a nestling site of pelicans, ibis, and herons.
- Likewise, ancient Egyptians associated hawks with Horus (the god of light), ibises with Thoth (the god of wisdom and learning), and so on.
- ‘Many ibises died in the past from water contaminated either by pesticides or some other pollutant,’ he said.
- As well as being represented as an Ibis or a man with an ibis head he showed up as a baboon a lot.
- Lismore Lake provides a variety of habitat for swamp hen, ibis, egrets, and herons as well as many small waders.
- It is home to 300 species of birds, including 26,000 nesting pairs of herons, egrets, and ibises.
- The eagle had died in a cave that served as a natural trap for flightless species such as moa-nalos, rails, and ibises.
- As the Nile at that time was rising, there were many hoopoes and ibises in the nets, more than could be counted.
- I looked to the left, down towards the River, and smiled at the all-too-common site of a flock of ibises nosing around in the mud for their food.
- In the East African wetlands, you are definitely bound to come across one or two species of ibises.
- But then, when the aggressive ibis flew away from the jacana's territory to the far side of the lake, two jacanas came out of hiding.
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