In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The downy chicks are similar in markings to those of the shelduck.
- My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.
- Low-level attacks against crèches of Canada geese and shelduck are another spectacle, the avocets performing highly attractive ‘butterfly’ flights.
- One of the most attractive of our waterfowl, the goose-like shelduck is renowned for its spectacular moult gatherings along the northern coast of Germany.
- Dozens of humans and millions of domesticated birds have died in at least eight Asian countries so far, and now China has said the disease is killing wild bar-headed geese, cormorants, and shelducks.
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