In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They can also see puffins, ospreys, ptarmigans, gannets, and a springtime explosion of breeding birds on the coastal cliffs.
- Do not let it run free on coastal islands because terns, eider ducks, puffins, and storm petrels are ground nesters.
- In coastal areas, for example, puffins, rock doves, fulmars and guillemots are most favoured items of diet.
- Along thousands of miles of coastline, you will see colonies of seabirds clustered in cliffs - gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.
- I was expecting to hear waves, wind, drops of water, a few puffins chirping away, perhaps even some crashing sounds as ice falls into the sea.
- It's been estimated that a million birds nest here, including puffins, razorbills, common and Brünnich's guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes.
- In spring and summer these become home to thousands of sea birds like guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars and kittiwakes.
- One would imagine this place to be a paradise of alcids of all types, guillemots, dovekies, puffins, razorbills, murres, and murrelets all splashing around in their black and white finery.
- Other island nesting birds, such as puffins and petrels, also were hit hard, but none as badly as the Aleutian Canada goose.
- Various kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants and gulls are common birds found here.
- A network of tracks lead to places where waders and wildfowl can be seen in their thousands, where buzzards ‘sky dance’ and where puffins, razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes jostle for space.
- Like other puffins, this species has a large, laterally compressed bill.
- It reared some 175m above the water, its crevices packed with noisy gannets, puffins, guillemots and gulls.
- We had seen guillemots, gannets, razorbills, puffins and cormorants by the time we reached the first of the four shipwrecks we would dive over this weekend.
- The abundance of gulls, terns, skuas, guillemots and puffins has long been a prime tourist attraction, as well as of global wildlife significance.
- Our provincial bird, the puffin, nests here in staggering numbers.
- Some flightless birds, such as living penguins, puffins, and rails, and the extinct auks and phororhacoids, are classified in the Neognathae along with most flying birds.
- And rather than go hungry, the birds are preying on other seabirds like puffins and kittiwakes.
- The large offshore rock behind the eastern headland is The Mouls, which is a breeding site for puffins, gannets and kittiwakes.
- Scotland has seen significant rises in populations of gannets, common gulls and puffins, but other species, such as the arctic tern, are in steep decline.
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