In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoology paloma feminineCooking pichón masculinepigeon loft — palomar masculine
- Pigeon racing is also a common pass-time and racing pigeons can sell for as much as $350 000.
- There have been four incidents involving racing pigeons at the airport since 2002, two involving planes landing and two taking off.
- In one, a white pigeon is perched on a hand round which a serpent, ready to strike, has wound itself.
- Balloons and 55 white pigeons were launched by radio stations all over the country on the eve of last Friday's concert.
- Their short breeding cycle allows pigeons and doves to have more broods to compensate for their small brood sizes and relatively high rates of predation.
- Attacks by birds of prey on Scotland's flocks of racing pigeons are to be officially investigated for the first time.
- When she turned back Dagmar was gone, a grey pigeon sat on the window sill, high above.
- It also eats birds such as magpies and pigeons, rodents, wild boar and young deer.
- He uses homing pigeons to carry messages back home.
- Recently, global positioning systems have become small and light enough to be carried by pigeons.
- Until recently, winter nesting in British birds has been very rare beyond a handful of species that include the wood pigeon, feral pigeon, and collared dove.
- The place even sold white pigeons as ‘pets'.
- I also see hornbills pass up small - fruited figs that would draw doves and pigeons in by the hundreds.
- A typical company might charge $250 or more to release 12 white pigeons.
- The college campus will have pigeons flying and carrying love letters and short messages.
- Stewart screamed as his father hauled him up, thrashed around with arms to protect his face when a white pigeon suddenly exploded from below him and beat its way into the safe air.
- Presently it is the abode of wild pigeons, bats, goats, dogs, pigs etc.
- And lots of animals, from coyotes to common pigeons, mate for life.
- In 1990, when production of all fruits was relatively poor, the lowest number of pigeons bred for the shortest period of time.
- Its been estimated by some pigeon fanciers that there as many as 500 wild pigeons in the town centre.
- She revealed that pigeons in certain town centre areas are being fed raw pieces of meat, pies and pasties, cakes, and full loaves of bread.
- This diet mimics the composition of crop milk in white Carneaux pigeons, Columbia livia, and the diet of older squabs.
- Even bigger flocks of white pigeons are a mild distraction; we quickly followed a small crowd that headed for a nearby pond.
- On a less frantic note, while we go to a rooftop in Rome, dozens of doves, pigeons, were released carrying messages of hope and peace.
- They release white pigeons at the end of every church service.
- However, in areas where rabbits are scarce, feral cats will prey largely on wild pigeons and native animals.
- Suspicions that new and undetectable drugs are being used have grown after samples from scores of racing pigeons in Belgium disappeared.
- He'd pounce too fast and fall short of the pigeon.
- After lunch, we walked round the spit and swam in a sea like silk, with only a sea eagle and a few white Torres Strait pigeons for company.
- Descended from wild rock doves, homing pigeons can locate their lofts, or roosts, even when released several thousand miles away.
- DNA extracted from specimens of extinct animals has already been used to show that the Mauritian dodo is a close cousin to the common pigeon.
- Birds such as the homing pigeon comprise most of the short list.
- So the settlers looked to the land to provide for them, curlews, pigeons and other forest birds along with the occasional wild pig.
- Other life included a family of German walkers, a mountain biker, and a flock of racing pigeons that skimmed the heather to mitigate a strong south-westerly.
- Hugo was walking hand in hand with Lindsay as they strolled in the beautiful park; the white pigeons flew around them… he was in heaven!
- I looked up to see gigantic white pigeons in the treetops.
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