In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(colony of rooks)colonia de grajos feminine
- If a bird misbehaved itself such as claim or take over another bird's nest in the rookery the general body intervened and that bird was sentenced to isolation and had to go and live on a tree apart from the rest.
- The reason for the desertion wasn't difficult to find: a pair of Buzzards had decided that the old rookery was an ideal place for them to nest!
- However, the people actually had rooks and a rookery.
- Rooks are the harbingers of spring and many people would love to have a rookery nearby, as we have at Penpergwm.
2(breeding place)lugar de cría masculinecolonia feminine
- Instead of visiting the rookery, we'd stopped at a nearby site where a few dozen nonbreeding (juvenile and nondominant male) sea lions were hauled out.
- Although the summer's overall count indicated the sea lion decline was continuing, a survey of 11 major rookeries, including the three I'd passed on my ferry trip, found roughly the same number of pups as the last survey, two years before.
- The picture on the television was of a sunny rock slope emerging from blue waters, with sea lions at rest on the rookery and swimming through the light swells at its edge.
- We also expect to see abundant turtles, as the Lacepedes are Western Australia's largest green turtle rookery.
- Gulls and terns were gradually but steadily replenishing the guano that had once been shovelled away, and a cloud of them rose protesting over the adventurers as they approached their rookeries.
- Warning bells went off for locals in the 1970s after a deluge of visitors discovered the elephant seal rookery.
- After watching a tapir feed on the algae covering a lagoon, Paula led us to a giant egret rookery, where the twilight screamed like a million soccer fans.
- Between nursing intervals, the mother leaves the pup in the crowded rookery as she searches for food in the ocean.
- Landings offer everything from a couple of hours on the beach studying penguins or you can take a brisk walk, wander over to a rookery, learn more from the experts about the wildlife or terrain or just sit taking it all in.
- Pinnipeds and cetaceans make long-distance seasonal migrations to rookeries (breeding grounds) or warm-water birthing grounds.
- This bounty still lures millions of sea birds from rookeries across the Pacific Ocean.
- This is the largest rookery in the world for the critically endangered species and half a million turtles nest here every winter.
- One mile south of the lighthouse is Oregon's only sea-lion rookery home to many California and Steller sea lions.
- He speaks about penguins having to cease making their rookeries and nests when the wind gusts are really strong.
- It turns out that he has a particular fondness for penguins, and has taken it upon himself to create a rookery for them.
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