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 air in the Lake District this weekend was so clear and quiet except for bird calls - buzzards, curlew, woodpeckers, geese and owls.
- One of the most strongly migratory woodpeckers, the Red-naped Sapsucker travels as far south as central Mexico for the winter.
- For example, ground birds can usually only walk horizontally on the ground whereas woodpeckers climb up and down vertically on tree trunks.
- Smallest woodpecker (sparrow sized) and often elusive preferring the tops of trees.
- The reserve is home to woodpeckers, chaffinches, bullfinches and blackbirds.
- He hid near nests of black woodpeckers, kingfishers, northern hazel hens and Eurasian sparrow hawks.
- All other birds, from loons and penguins to woodpeckers and sparrows, are placed together in the third main lineage, the Neoaves.
- Throughout Europe today the woodpecker is variously called Rain Bird, Rain Fowl and Rain Pie.
- Mexico is home to toucans, vultures, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, parrots, macaws, and quetzals.
- The array of birds included a hen harrier, barn owls, kingfishers, sparrowhawks, long-eared owls, kestrels and woodpeckers.
- We also saw the usual variety of gulls, raptors, woodpeckers, and passerines throughout the morning.
- Sparrows, chickadees, woodpeckers, and an assortment of other creatures were awake and bustling that summer morning.
- Carolina wrens, tufted titmice, and red-bellied woodpeckers are other relative newcomers to our area.
- Brown Creepers spend most of their time on main trunks or major limbs, bracing themselves with their tails like miniature woodpeckers.
- Unlike most other woodpeckers, Northern Flickers are principally ground feeders, though they also forage on tree trunks and limbs.
- Our latest visitor, number 138, was a woodpecker, a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
- Great-spotted woodpeckers drum while chiffchaffs, blackcaps, chaffinches and wrens sing their hearts out.
- This has been confirmed experimentally in some woodpeckers, wrens, fairywrens and warblers.
- We did not move the feeder until it had been visited by both nuthatches and by at least two titmice and two woodpeckers.
- Habitat saturation appears to be playing a role in both the acorn woodpecker and pukeko systems.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.