In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1búho masculinetecolote masculine Mexicobarn owl — lechuza feminine
- little owl — mochuelo
- tawny owl — antillo
- as wise as an owl — más sabio que Salomón
- What concerns bird lovers is that owls are birds of prey - and they don't make good pets.
- The nocturnal owls, nightjars, and allies often are poorly known, and very few species have been studied in detail.
- An owl hooted and the sound reverberated off into the night, fading away into the distance until silence resumed once more.
- And most important, the trees are homes for small animals like squirrels and chipmunks, and birds like owls and robins.
- The Barn Owl is a gray-and-tawny owl with a white, heart-shaped face and dark eyes.
- In the ever-present darkness that shrouds Dudleytown Hill, owls are said to hoot throughout the day.
- In a peak year for hares, the hares edged out the voles as a source of meat for both adult owls and their owlets.
- The great majority of past studies in this area have been on birds of prey and owls.
- In winter, when invertebrates are scarce, owls that remain at northern latitudes take largely vertebrate prey.
- The night was still and no sound was heard, apart from the occasional hoot of the owl, the master of the shadows.
- Flammulated Owls are small owls with short ear-tufts that can be held erect or flush to the head.
- Like most owls, Great Horned Owls have keen hearing and keen vision in low light, both adaptations for hunting at night.
- The crickets chirped, and the owls hooted, praising natures majesty.
- Short-eared Owls are medium-sized owls with mottled brown and buff plumage.
- As raptors like hawks and owls prey on the rodents, they risk being hit by a car.
- Common predators of house sparrows include cats and other mammalian predators, birds of prey, and owls.
- Boreal Owls, known in Eurasia as Tengmalm's Owls, are small owls of the north.
- In truth, owls are magnificent birds, hunters of the dark that keep dangerous rodent populations well in check.
- One element is the bird's facial disc, also found in other owls but best developed in the super-eared barn owl.
- The noise reduction achieved from the tattered fringe makes owls the quietest flying birds, Lilley said.
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