Translation of roost in Spanish:


percha, n.

Pronunciation: /ruːst//rust/


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    percha feminine
    palo masculine
    to rule the roost dirigir el cotarro Spain informal
    • Turkeys will change roost locations depending on where they stopped feeding for the day, but sometimes they will return to the same roost locations.
    • What would happen if a blackbird laid two eggs, one ending up in a condor's roost while the other lands in a human's egg basket?
    • In non-breeding season, starlings form large flocks capable of much noise and, well, let's just say you don't want to park your car under one of their roosts.
    • Vandals have destroyed entire colonies in minutes, and urban expansion has eliminated thousands of natural roosts in caves and forests.
    • High concentrations of the organism can be found in bird roosts, caves inhabited by bats, school yards, areas with rotten or decaying wood, and chicken coops.
    • Shadows fluttered against the sunset as a few late birds fluttered to their roosts in the trees.
    • He couldn't wait to get back to school so that he could tell his friends all about the bat roost in his house.
    • Winter roost sites used by between 20 and 40 bald eagles were damaged; in all, 40 animal and plant species in the immediate area saw their habitat damaged or destroyed by the fire.
    • Chickens looked down on us from their roost in the branches of a mango tree.
    • As the booms and bangs from the fireworks continued, thousands of startled birds, awoken prematurely from their roosts beneath bridges and enclaves in nearby buildings, dived and swerved to avoid the onlookers.
    • We hope the future will be one of plentiful, continuous, and widespread resources and undisturbed roosts for the welfare of our shared bat species, ecosystems, and ecological processes.
    • Before anyone else could say anything, the door burst open and the birds all screeched and flew to the top of the roost.
    • Bats are generally faithful to their roosts and a colony may use the same site year after year.
    • A bald eagle glides by en route to its evening roost on the branch of a cottonwood tree.
    • Evening counts of bats leaving the roosts ranged from 4 to 120 bats (probably more than one species roosted together).
    • A great place to observe crows is at their winter roosts, which may range in size from hundreds or thousands to more than a million birds.
    • I heard a gobbler come out of its roost to join the birds welcoming in the dawn.
    • They are highly social birds, often gathering in the evenings, except during nesting season, in large roosts that sometimes harbor hundreds of birds.
    • Other ecological issues raised include the loss of hedgerows, bat roosts and habitats/feeding sites for various other species of birds and animals of conservation concern…
    • Birds with permanent roosts became the couple's rather more distant but equally delightful acquaintances.

intransitive verb

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    to come home to roost
    • her extravagance is really coming home to roost ahora sí que está pagando las consecuencias de su despilfarro
    • they've neglected the problem for years and now the chickens are coming home to roost llevan años sin ocuparse del problema y ahora están pagando las consecuencias

    para pasar la noche