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  • All such concerns flew away likes ducks going south when he returned to the room.

  • He decided to take a walk to Coronet Park and grabbed a bag of bread on his way out for the ducks.

  • You don't strike me as the type to feed ducks.

  • He sat down and ducks started to make their way toward him.

  • Let's go to the park and feed the ducks.

  • As ducks waddled toward them, Elisabeth chuckled.

  • You know, these ducks are the reason I agreed to go out with you.

  • Then you showed up, feeding the ducks.

  • When you found the bug, I was sure we were dead ducks, but you blamed the wrong guys.

  • Once across the creek, she pushed her way up the overgrown trail and across the field, pausing to watch a couple of ducks on the pond.

  • The ducks flapped their wings and splashed across the pond, finally becoming airborne.

  • They crossed the field, stopping at the pond when Jonathan insisted on watching the wild ducks.

  • Cut a few trails, clear around the pool of water - maybe enlarge it and get some ducks.

  • Ducks, cranes and other aquatic birds abound in the delta.

  • There are also many kinds of game birds, pigeons, ducks, geese, plovers and quails.

  • The ruffed grouse (or "partridge") is the most common of game birds, but woodcock, ducks and geese are quite common.

  • Worms bring spores to the surface of soil, ducks and other birds convey them on their muddy feet.

  • Ducks, divers, geese, gulls, all the Russian species of snipes and sandpipers (Limicolae, Tringae), swarm on the marshes of the tundras and on the crags of the Lapland coast.

  • Several varieties of water-fowl, especially curlews, pelicans, gulls, ducks, terns, geese and snipe, are found in the vicinity of the lakes.

  • Of birds some 30 kinds are known, an owl being the only bird of prey; parrots, pigeons, kingfishers, honey-suckers, rails, ducks, and other water birds are numerous.

  • Among the more common species of game are squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, rabbits, racoons, wild turkeys, ", partridges" (quail, or Bob White), geese, and ducks; deer, black bears, grey (or timber) wolves, black wolves and "wild cats" (lynx), once common, have become rare.

  • In the eastern portion of the Coastal Plain Region are the cotton rat, rice-field rat, marsh rabbit, big-eared bat, brown pelican, swallow-tailed kite, black vulture and some rattlesnakes and cotton-mouth moccasin snakes, all of which are common farther south; and there are some turtles and terrapins, and many geese, swans, ducks, and other water-fowl.

  • Immense numbers of ducks and geese were reared.

  • Millais' British Surface feeding Ducks (1902, folio); and the Hon.

  • But it was now made to appear that the struthious birds in this respect resembled, not only the duck, but a great many other groups - waders, birds-of-prey, pigeons, passerines and perhaps all birds not gallinaceous - so that, according to Cuvier's view, the five points of ossification observed in the Gallinae, instead of exhibiting the normal process, exhibited one quite exceptional, and that in all other birds, so far as he had been enabled to investigate the matter, ossification of the sternum began at two points only, situated near the anterior upper margin of the side of the sternum, and gradually crept towards the keel, into which it presently extended; and, though he allowed the appearance of detached portions of calcareous matter at the base of the still cartilaginous keel in ducks at a certain age, he seemed to consider this an individual peculiarity.

  • As regards the ducks, L'Herminier agreed with Cuvier that there are commonly only two centres of ossification - the side-pieces of the middle series; but as these grow to meet one another a distinct median " noyau," also of the same series, sometimes appears, which soon forms a connexion with each of them.

  • The sixth order, Natatores, consists of all the birds that habitually swim and a few that do not, containing 6 " cohorts ": Longipennes and Pygopodes with 3 families each; Totipalmatae with I family; Tubinares with 3 families; Impennes with I family, penguins; and Lamellirostres with 2 families, flamingoes and ducks.

  • Ducks, wild turkeys, bears and wild cats (lynx) are found, but in decreasing numbers.

  • Pheasants, ducks, geese and snipe are abundant, and Dr C. Collingwood in his Naturalist's Rambles in the China Seas mentions .Ardea prasinosceles and other species of herons, several species of fly-catchers, kingfishers, shrikes and larks, the black drongo, the Cotyle sinensis and the Prinia sonitans.

  • Here vast numbers of ducks, geese, swans and pelicans resort every year.

  • The avifauna is varied and abundant, comprising eagles, vultures (protected by law), hawks, owls, pelicans, cranes, turkeys, geese, partridges " (called quail or " Bob White " elsewhere), ducks, &c., besides numerous smaller species, many of which are brilliant of plumage but harsh of voice.

  • There are many varieties of birds to be found in the woods of the Bahamas; they include flamingoes and the beautiful hummingbird, as well as wild geese, ducks, pigeons, hawks, green parrots and doves.

  • Snipe, woodcock, ducks and rails, in vast flocks, haunt the banks of the Drina and Save; while the crane, pelican, wild-swan and wild-goose are fairly plentiful.

  • There are but few species of ducks, and they are apparently more numerous in southern Brazil than on the Amazon.

  • Ducks are also numerous in species and individuals, including a small bird called the guiriri, in imitation of its cry.

  • Schistocephalus becomes fully segmented in Gasterosteus and mature in aquatic birds (ducks, &c.).

  • The commonest birds are pigeons (the large notou and other varieties), doves, parrots, kingfishers and ducks.

  • On the lakes there is a very handsome goose, with white body and dark-green wings shading into violet, called huachua, two kinds of ibis, a large gull (Larus serranus) frequenting the alpine lakes in flocks, flamingoes called parihuana, ducks and water-hens.

  • Domestic animals have for representatives the horse (uma), a small beast with little beauty of form though possessing much hardihood and endurance; the ox (ushs)~mainly a beast of burden or draught; the pig (buta), very occasionally; the dog (mu), an unsightly and useless brute; the cat (neko), with a stump in lieu of a tail; barndoor fowl (niwa-tori), ducks (ahiro) and pigeons (hato).

  • Flights of quail and turtle doves, as well as teal and ducks, stay long enough to afford sport.

  • In the number of chickens (13,562,302 in 1900) the state ranked fifth, and in the number of ducks, geese and turkeys (1,299,044 in 1900), ranked first.

  • Ducks, geese and other water birds are common, especially during their migrations.

  • Of game birds the most characteristic is the partridge (ruffed grouse), exclusively a woodland bird; the Wilson's snipe and the woodcock are not uncommon in favourable localities, and several species of ducks are found especially in the bays and marshes near the coast during the seasons of migration.

  • Of small game, hares, jungle fowl, peacocks, partridges, snipe, woodcock, wild ducks and geese, and green pigeons are numerous in the tarai, and jungle fowl and pheasants in the hills.

  • Game birds include ducks, geese, plovers, snipe, loons, grebes, terns, rails, the woodcock and the ruffed grouse; quails are scarce except on Long Island, where a number or young birds are liberated each year, and by the same mea 's a supply of pheasants is maintained in some parts of the state.

  • The native wild ducks are carefully preserved for sportsmen, in whose interests pheasants, red and fallow deer, and brown and rainbow trout have been very successfully acclimatized.

  • Among other game birds are prairie-chickens, ducks, geese, swan, brant, sandhill crane and snipe.

  • Foxes and lemmings are met with, but whereas animals are few, birds are very numerous; a variety of ducks, waders, &c., frequent the marshes and lakes.

  • The united fleet was formidable rather in number than in quality; the battleships were of very unequal value, and the faster vessels were tied to the movements of many " lame ducks."

  • Among the lakes, sloughs and stubble-fields of the prairies, teal, ducks, coots and geese are found in abundance.

  • Bears, wolves, foxes, goats (kokmet), wild sheep (arkharis), lizards, earth-rats, and a small rodent (teshikan), with ravens, eagles, wild ducks and wild geese are the other varieties principally encountered.

  • - In primitive times deer, ducks, turkeys, fish and oysters were especially numerous, and wolves, squirrels and crows were a source of annoyance to the early settlers.

  • Many species of ducks are also still found; and the reed-bird (bobolink), " partridge " (elsewhere called quail or " Bob White "), ruffed grouse (elsewhere called partridge), woodcock, snipe, plover and Carolina rail still abound.

  • The first white settlers found great numbers of buffaloes, deer, elks, geese, ducks, turkeys and partridges, also many bears, panthers, lynx, wolves, foxes, beavers, otters, minks, musk-rats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodchucks, opossums and A I .° Longitude West 89 Greenwich C E Fayette, ?

  • The game birds include the ruffed grouse, quail and English pheasant (which have increased rapidly under protection), besides woodcock, snipe, many species of ducks and a few Canada geese.

  • Among domesticated animals are to be found the horse, mule, donkey, cattle, sheep and goats, dogs, fowls and pigs, ducks and geese.

  • Geese, ducks, cranes, pelicans and gulls are very numerous in the autumn months.

  • Wild geese and ducks, grouse, partridges, snipe, woodcock, quails, widgeons and teal are plentiful all over the country, and in recent years preserves have been largely stocked with pheasants.

  • Geese and ducks of different sorts were bred in countless numbers by the farmers, also pigeons and quails, and in the early ages cranes.

  • These neossoptiles or first feathers bear no resemblance to those of the Anseriform birds, but agree in detail with those of spoonbills, the young of which the little flamingos resemble to a striking extent, but they leave the nest soon after their birth to shift for themselves like ducks and geese.

  • 13 a the cool season, and herons, bitterns and ducks at all times.

  • There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.

  • Here, too, breed many species of ducks, the mallard, gadwall, baldpate, three species of teal, shoveler, pintail, hooded mergansers, and Canada geese; other ducks and geese are migrants only.

  • From time to time upon the Rio Grande may be seen ducks, wild geese, swans, cranes, herons and gulls.

  • In the northern mountains the ptarmigan is common, and like other creatures assumes a white winter dress; ducks and other water-fowl frequent the lakes; the golden eagle, certain buzzards and owls are found, and among smaller birds the Lappland bunting (Plectrophanes laponicus) may be mentioned.

  • There are numerous species in these sheltered channels, inlets and sounds of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, ibises, bitterns, red-beaks, curlew, snipe, plover and moorhens.

  • for the breeding season, and at certain parts of the sea-coast the rocks are covered with millions of guillemots, while great flocks of ducks of various sorts, geese and swans swarm every summer on the valleys and lakes of the south.

  • Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers.

  • Among game birds are various species of ducks, the quail, or " Bob White," and the woodcock.

  • Geese, ducks and other water fowl frequent the lakes and bays in the migratory season, and eagles, gulls, hawks, kingfishers, owls, plover, woodcock, " partridge " (ruffed grouse), robins, orioles, bobolinks, blue birds, swallows, sparrows, and many other insectivorous birds are common.

  • Many ducks breed here, and many others pass through in migration :: of the former, the most numerous are mallard and teal; of the latter, pintail, shoveler, scaup, ring-neck ducks, and mergansers.

  • There is a large agricultural trade, the locality being especially noted for the rearing of ducks; strawplaiting and the manufacture of condensed milk are carried on, and there are printing works.

  • Birds are very numerous, including no fewer than 4 varieties of crows, 5 of warblers, 7 of woodpeckers, 8 of buntings, 4 of falcons, and 5 of eagles; while among the hosts of waterfowl which people the marshes of the Danube are 9 varieties of ducks, and 4 of rails.

  • Among these are the large white crane and small crane, the blue heron, the snowy-white egret, the roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), stork, bittern and many species of ducks.

  • The principal varieties of game-birds are ducks, geese, grouse and California quail.

  • His life was one of incessant eager questioning of nature on all sides, and his many and varied works all bear the stamp of a fresh and original genius, capable of stating and solving problems in all departments of science - at one time finding the true explanation of "ducks and drakes" (formerly attributed to the elasticity of water) and at another helping to lay the foundations of our modern vulcanology and meteorology.

  • Some British authors have referred to the latter of these well-marked species certain Ducks that from time to time occur, but they are doubtless hybrids, though the secret of their parentage may be unknown; and in this way a so-called Bimaculated Duck, Anas bimaculata, was for many years erroneously admitted as a good species to the British list, but of late this has been properly discarded.

  • The ducks include the mallard, black duck, canvas-back and red-head; the Canadian goose, the snowy goose and the blue goose also appear during the migrating seasons.

  • Above its surface tower a great number of volcanoes and several craters, and its waters are alive with water-fowl, a multitude of ducks of various species breeding on its islands.

  • Of birds there are over loo species, more than one-half being aquatic. In the interior the whistling swan is common, and numerous varieties of ducks are found in the lakes.

  • Innumerable aquatic birds haunt the banks of the Save, Danube and Drina, and the lower reaches of the Timok and Morava; among them being pelicans, cranes, grey and white herons, and many other kinds of waders, besides wild geese, ducks, rail and snipe.

  • The principal animals and birds in South Carolina are deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, raccoons, minks, geese, ducks, wild turkeys, " partridge " (quail or bobwhite), woodcock and snipe.

  • The fauna also is well represented, but tigers which once were frequently seen are now very scarce; panther, hyena, jackal, wild boar, deer (Cervus maral) are common; pheasant, woodcock, ducks, teal, geese and various waterfowl abound; the fisheries are very productive and are leased to a Russian firm.

  • Among game-birds there are a few wild turkeys, wild geese and bob-white (locally " partridge "), and greater numbers of grouse and various ducks; among song-birds the robin, bluebird and mocking-bird are common; and there are also woodpeckers, whippoorwills, blackbirds, hawks, owls, crows and buzzards.

  • All such concerns flew away likes ducks going south when he returned to the room.

  • He decided to take a walk to Coronet Park and grabbed a bag of bread on his way out for the ducks.

  • You don't strike me as the type to feed ducks.

  • He sat down and ducks started to make their way toward him.

  • Let's go to the park and feed the ducks.

  • As ducks waddled toward them, Elisabeth chuckled.

  • You know, these ducks are the reason I agreed to go out with you.

  • Then you showed up, feeding the ducks.

  • When you found the bug, I was sure we were dead ducks, but you blamed the wrong guys.

  • Once across the creek, she pushed her way up the overgrown trail and across the field, pausing to watch a couple of ducks on the pond.

  • The ducks flapped their wings and splashed across the pond, finally becoming airborne.

  • They crossed the field, stopping at the pond when Jonathan insisted on watching the wild ducks.

  • Cut a few trails, clear around the pool of water - maybe enlarge it and get some ducks.

  • Angora goats who share the orchard with rabbits, chickens, ducks, and geese.

  • Proof of this is the ability and keenness of ducks to revert to a largely aquatic lifestyle when given the opportunity.

  • We then set off downstream through the ducks to the point where the twin avens come in.

  • beeline for the lake and the ducks... ... .

  • Sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pot belly pig, rabbit, guinea pig.

  • avian botulism is known to affect all waterfowl including ducks, pelicans, geese and swans.

  • We are running an ongoing publicity campaign asking site visitors to stop feeding bread to the ducks.

  • Ducks and partridges are also common, but all birds are hunted widely and many are becoming uncommon, including the endangered Siberian crane.

  • You can use a loud decrescendo as a hail call to initially get the ducks attention.

  • They're sitting ducks up there, " said a Western diplomat.

  • Among the commoner ducks, I found a single drake Garganey.

  • Right across the front of the hide, swimming close together came two handsome drake RUDDY DUCKS.

  • Near the gulls, roosted a group of Comb Ducks and behind them a flock of Garganey included some smart drakes.

  • Currently I only have 2 snowy call ducks, 1 snowy call drake, and 1 gray call drake.

  • Note: Children are welcome to feed the wild ducks, which can be seen daily from the living room window.

  • A flock of about 40 of these birds was headed by two Tufted ducks.

  • Small numbers of White-headed ducks were found breeding at 11 wetlands.

  • Bird watchers always seem to have problems with what to make of mandarin ducks, i.e. can they count them in their annual total?

  • Ducks are no less richly endowed with their own ancestral memory.

  • feedING THE duckS It's always tempting when visiting the Watercress Beds to take along a bag of stale bread to feed the ducks.

  • Mandarin Ducks form a strong attachment to their partners, hence, they are also an emblem of conjugal fidelity.

  • In the afternoon, land on Floreana where we may find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds.

  • Some ducks are just too flighty to come in over stronger species.

  • force-feedcalled delicacy is produced from the diseased swollen liver of ducks and geese which have been cruelly force-fed.

  • force-feeding ducks and growing mulberry leaves to feed the silk worms.

  • But otherwise, the ducks are completely free-range until the rice plants form ears of grain in the field.

  • Defra could give no figures for the number of ducks in intensive conditions and those kept free-range.

  • Pine martens and goldeneye ducks have a love hate relationship - pine martens love goldeneye ducks have a love hate relationship - pine martens love goldeneye duck eggs and goldeneye ducks hate that.

  • When they are hunting divers hunters usually rely on large numbers of decoys to attract the ducks.

  • The two species hybridize and hybrids are fertile, causing genetic introgression of Ruddy Duck genes in the wild population of White-headed Ducks.

  • While they are being pounded by a fierce storm, clutching the life raft, he is shooting at them like sitting ducks.

  • The ducks (with a distinctive logo on their base) have since been sighted in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

  • mallard ducks who are just knocking at my door.

  • marbled ducks in the inlet down from the dam sitting on some dead branches.

  • Prove your ethical mettle, Co-op, clear the shelves of factory farmed ducks immediately!

  • migratory wildfowl, especially ducks, are natural carriers of the viruses.

  • Wildfowling involves shooting mainly migratory ducks and geese from the foreshore on marshes and estuaries around the coast.

  • Swans and ducks approach the side of the boats and keen eyed visitors may see moorhens and cormorants.

  • moorhens nests and wild ducks.

  • It must have been worrying for the lads still onboard; they really where " sitting ducks " .

  • In bright sunshine we were able to watch Snowy Sheathbills, Dolphin Gulls, Crested Ducks and Blackish oystercatchers at our leisure.

  • This unnaturally high output of eggs causes a disease -- egg peritonitis -- that is the main cause of death in laying ducks.

  • pintail ducks.

  • DNA studies are required to identify the provenance of Ruddy Ducks occurring in Europe.

  • publicity campaign asking site visitors to stop feeding bread to the ducks.

  • puddle ducks.

  • And don't forget the colorful puffins and sea ducks - they're all at home in this unique environment.

  • quacking ducks for those with sensitive ears!

  • Ducks do n't quack all the time but can be vocal if something surprises them.

  • I have recently filmed Daisy the duck for Salford University disproving the urban myth that a Ducks quack doesn't echo.

  • ripples on the pond to direct the food toward the ducks.

  • Edith is in the midst of making tea so ducks behind the kettle, pretending to hunt for a dropped sugar sachet.

  • In winter parties of wigeon and teal are common and rarer ducks seen include velvet scoter and garganey.

  • The area although good for ducks did not produce a ruddy shelduck.

  • shoveler ducks have varied from 1 - 7 pairs and are winter visitors.

  • slaughterhouses licensed to kill ducks in the UK; his journey could take hours.

  • tailed ducks near the Gaelic College were a real highlight.

  • tame ducks were tethered at the entrance of the traps and the more ' calling ' the ducks did the better.

  • thieve children play the rabbits, the ducks and the thieving weasels while the audience learns and sings the chorus of four songs.

  • The cats sat, fascinated, on the fence but the ducks seemed entirely unruffled by their attention.

  • A wide range of fresh poultry, pheasants, wild ducks and local wild venison is also available.

  • waddle away from the famous Peabody ducks.

  • waddlee are a few white ducks, some swimming in the water and others waddling about on the banks.

  • white-faced ducks.

  • Even the Council of Europe recognizes that ducks are essentially wild birds (2 ).

  • migratory wildfowl, especially ducks, are natural carriers of the viruses.

  • There are also many kinds of game birds, pigeons, ducks, geese, plovers and quails.

  • The ruffed grouse (or "partridge") is the most common of game birds, but woodcock, ducks and geese are quite common.

  • Worms bring spores to the surface of soil, ducks and other birds convey them or their muddy feet.

  • (From the original in the Museum of Zoology of the University of Cambridge.) parrot, of ducks, pigeons, rails, herons, geese and of a dwarf darter, Plotus nanus, all sub-fossil, now extinct.

  • Ducks, divers, geese, gulls, all the Russian species of snipes and sandpipers (Limicolae, Tringae), &c., swarm on the marshes of the tundras and on the crags of the Lapland coast.

  • Several varieties of water-fowl, especially curlews, pelicans, gulls, ducks, terns, geese and snipe, are found in the vicinity of the lakes.

  • Of birds some 30 kinds are known, an owl being the only bird of prey; parrots, pigeons, kingfishers, honey-suckers, rails, ducks, and other water birds are numerous.

  • Among the more common species of game are squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, rabbits, racoons, wild turkeys, ", partridges" (quail, or Bob White), geese, and ducks; deer, black bears, grey (or timber) wolves, black wolves and "wild cats" (lynx), once common, have become rare.

  • In the eastern portion of the Coastal Plain Region are the cotton rat, rice-field rat, marsh rabbit, big-eared bat, brown pelican, swallow-tailed kite, black vulture and some rattlesnakes and cotton-mouth moccasin snakes, all of which are common farther south; and there are some turtles and terrapins, and many geese, swans, ducks, and other water-fowl.

  • Immense numbers of ducks and geese were reared.

  • Millais' British Surface feeding Ducks (1902, folio); and the Hon.

  • But it was now made to appear that the struthious birds in this respect resembled, not only the duck, but a great many other groups - waders, birds-of-prey, pigeons, passerines and perhaps all birds not gallinaceous - so that, according to Cuvier's view, the five points of ossification observed in the Gallinae, instead of exhibiting the normal process, exhibited one quite exceptional, and that in all other birds, so far as he had been enabled to investigate the matter, ossification of the sternum began at two points only, situated near the anterior upper margin of the side of the sternum, and gradually crept towards the keel, into which it presently extended; and, though he allowed the appearance of detached portions of calcareous matter at the base of the still cartilaginous keel in ducks at a certain age, he seemed to consider this an individual peculiarity.

  • As regards the ducks, L'Herminier agreed with Cuvier that there are commonly only two centres of ossification - the side-pieces of the middle series; but as these grow to meet one another a distinct median " noyau," also of the same series, sometimes appears, which soon forms a connexion with each of them.

  • The sixth order, Natatores, consists of all the birds that habitually swim and a few that do not, containing 6 " cohorts ": Longipennes and Pygopodes with 3 families each; Totipalmatae with I family; Tubinares with 3 families; Impennes with I family, penguins; and Lamellirostres with 2 families, flamingoes and ducks.

  • Ducks, wild turkeys, bears and wild cats (lynx) are found, but in decreasing numbers.

  • Pheasants, ducks, geese and snipe are abundant, and Dr C. Collingwood in his Naturalist's Rambles in the China Seas mentions .Ardea prasinosceles and other species of herons, several species of fly-catchers, kingfishers, shrikes and larks, the black drongo, the Cotyle sinensis and the Prinia sonitans.

  • Here vast numbers of ducks, geese, swans and pelicans resort every year.

  • The avifauna is varied and abundant, comprising eagles, vultures (protected by law), hawks, owls, pelicans, cranes, turkeys, geese, partridges " (called quail or " Bob White " elsewhere), ducks, &c., besides numerous smaller species, many of which are brilliant of plumage but harsh of voice.

  • There are many varieties of birds to be found in the woods of the Bahamas; they include flamingoes and the beautiful hummingbird, as well as wild geese, ducks, pigeons, hawks, green parrots and doves.

  • Snipe, woodcock, ducks and rails, in vast flocks, haunt the banks of the Drina and Save; while the crane, pelican, wild-swan and wild-goose are fairly plentiful.

  • There are but few species of ducks, and they are apparently more numerous in southern Brazil than on the Amazon.

  • Ducks are also numerous in species and individuals, including a small bird called the guiriri, in imitation of its cry.

  • Schistocephalus becomes fully segmented in Gasterosteus and mature in aquatic birds (ducks, &c.).

  • The commonest birds are pigeons (the large notou and other varieties), doves, parrots, kingfishers and ducks.

  • On the lakes there is a very handsome goose, with white body and dark-green wings shading into violet, called huachua, two kinds of ibis, a large gull (Larus serranus) frequenting the alpine lakes in flocks, flamingoes called parihuana, ducks and water-hens.

  • Domestic animals have for representatives the horse (uma), a small beast with little beauty of form though possessing much hardihood and endurance; the ox (ushs)~mainly a beast of burden or draught; the pig (buta), very occasionally; the dog (mu), an unsightly and useless brute; the cat (neko), with a stump in lieu of a tail; barndoor fowl (niwa-tori), ducks (ahiro) and pigeons (hato).

  • Flights of quail and turtle doves, as well as teal and ducks, stay long enough to afford sport.

  • In the number of chickens (13,562,302 in 1900) the state ranked fifth, and in the number of ducks, geese and turkeys (1,299,044 in 1900), ranked first.

  • Ducks, geese and other water birds are common, especially during their migrations.

  • Of game birds the most characteristic is the partridge (ruffed grouse), exclusively a woodland bird; the Wilson's snipe and the woodcock are not uncommon in favourable localities, and several species of ducks are found especially in the bays and marshes near the coast during the seasons of migration.

  • Of small game, hares, jungle fowl, peacocks, partridges, snipe, woodcock, wild ducks and geese, and green pigeons are numerous in the tarai, and jungle fowl and pheasants in the hills.

  • Game birds include ducks, geese, plovers, snipe, loons, grebes, terns, rails, the woodcock and the ruffed grouse; quails are scarce except on Long Island, where a number or young birds are liberated each year, and by the same mea 's a supply of pheasants is maintained in some parts of the state.

  • The native wild ducks are carefully preserved for sportsmen, in whose interests pheasants, red and fallow deer, and brown and rainbow trout have been very successfully acclimatized.

  • Among other game birds are prairie-chickens, ducks, geese, swan, brant, sandhill crane and snipe.

  • Foxes and lemmings are met with, but whereas animals are few, birds are very numerous; a variety of ducks, waders, &c., frequent the marshes and lakes.

  • The united fleet was formidable rather in number than in quality; the battleships were of very unequal value, and the faster vessels were tied to the movements of many " lame ducks."

  • Geese, ducks and grouse are numerous about the lakes and rivers.

  • Among the lakes, sloughs and stubble-fields of the prairies, teal, ducks, coots and geese are found in abundance.

  • Bears, wolves, foxes, goats (kokmet), wild sheep (arkharis), lizards, earth-rats, and a small rodent (teshikan), with ravens, eagles, wild ducks and wild geese are the other varieties principally encountered.

  • - In primitive times deer, ducks, turkeys, fish and oysters were especially numerous, and wolves, squirrels and crows were a source of annoyance to the early settlers.

  • Many species of ducks are also still found; and the reed-bird (bobolink), " partridge " (elsewhere called quail or " Bob White "), ruffed grouse (elsewhere called partridge), woodcock, snipe, plover and Carolina rail still abound.

  • The first white settlers found great numbers of buffaloes, deer, elks, geese, ducks, turkeys and partridges, also many bears, panthers, lynx, wolves, foxes, beavers, otters, minks, musk-rats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodchucks, opossums and A I .° Longitude West 89 Greenwich C E Fayette, ?

  • militaris), toucans, trogons, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, boat-bills (Cancroma), ducks, pelicans, cormorants, bitterns, stilts, sandpipers, curlews, grackles, kingfishers, motmots, " Chachalacas " (Ortalida poliocephala), woodpeckers, jays, cuckoos, " garrapateros " (Crotophaga sulcirostris), the ingenious weaver-bird (Icterus), and another species (Cassicus), whose curiously woven, sack-like nests are suspended from the slender limbs of trees, and sometimes even from telegraph-wires, scarlet-crested fly-catchers (Muscivora mexicana), tanagers, mocking-birds (called " zenzontl "), turkeys, partridge, quail (Colinus, Lophortyx, Callipepla and Cyrtonyx), doves, pigeons, eagles, caracara hawks (Polyborus), fishhawks, falcons, crows, and turkey-buzzards (both the red-faced " aura " of North America and the black-faced " zopilote " of the tropics), which are the scavengers of the country.

  • The game birds include the ruffed grouse, quail and English pheasant (which have increased rapidly under protection), besides woodcock, snipe, many species of ducks and a few Canada geese.

  • Among domesticated animals are to be found the horse, mule, donkey, cattle, sheep and goats, dogs, fowls and pigs, ducks and geese.

  • Geese, ducks, cranes, pelicans and gulls are very numerous in the autumn months.

  • Wild geese and ducks, grouse, partridges, snipe, woodcock, quails, widgeons and teal are plentiful all over the country, and in recent years preserves have been largely stocked with pheasants.

  • Geese and ducks of different sorts were bred in countless numbers by the farmers, also pigeons and quails, and in the early ages cranes.

  • The synonym "gray," given by Willughby and Ray, is doubtless derived from the general colour of the species, and has its analogue in the Icelandic Grdond, applied almost indifferently, or with some distinguishing epithet, to the female of any of the freshwater ducks, and especially to both sexes of the present, in which, as stated in the text, there is comparatively little conspicuous difference of plumage in drake and duck.

  • These neossoptiles or first feathers bear no resemblance to those of the Anseriform birds, but agree in detail with those of spoonbills, the young of which the little flamingos resemble to a striking extent, but they leave the nest soon after their birth to shift for themselves like ducks and geese.

  • 13 a the cool season, and herons, bitterns and ducks at all times.

  • There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.

  • Here, too, breed many species of ducks, the mallard, gadwall, baldpate, three species of teal, shoveler, pintail, hooded mergansers, and Canada geese; other ducks and geese are migrants only.

  • Many species of water and shore birds migrate along the coast, where also others breed, as the royal, common and least terns and black skimmer; practically all the ducks are migrant species, though the wood-duck breeds.

  • From time to time upon the Rio Grande may be seen ducks, wild geese, swans, cranes, herons and gulls.

  • In the northern mountains the ptarmigan is common, and like other creatures assumes a white winter dress; ducks and other water-fowl frequent the lakes; the golden eagle, certain buzzards and owls are found, and among smaller birds the Lappland bunting (Plectrophanes laponicus) may be mentioned.

  • There are numerous species in these sheltered channels, inlets and sounds of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, ibises, bitterns, red-beaks, curlew, snipe, plover and moorhens.

  • for the breeding season, and at certain parts of the sea-coast the rocks are covered with millions of guillemots, while great flocks of ducks of various sorts, geese and swans swarm every summer on the valleys and lakes of the south.

  • Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers.

  • Among game birds are various species of ducks, the quail, or " Bob White," and the woodcock.

  • Geese, ducks and other water fowl frequent the lakes and bays in the migratory season, and eagles, gulls, hawks, kingfishers, owls, plover, woodcock, " partridge " (ruffed grouse), robins, orioles, bobolinks, blue birds, swallows, sparrows, and many other insectivorous birds are common.

  • Many ducks breed here, and many others pass through in migration :: of the former, the most numerous are mallard and teal; of the latter, pintail, shoveler, scaup, ring-neck ducks, and mergansers.

  • There is a large agricultural trade, the locality being especially noted for the rearing of ducks; strawplaiting and the manufacture of condensed milk are carried on, and there are printing works.

  • Birds are very numerous, including no fewer than 4 varieties of crows, 5 of warblers, 7 of woodpeckers, 8 of buntings, 4 of falcons, and 5 of eagles; while among the hosts of waterfowl which people the marshes of the Danube are 9 varieties of ducks, and 4 of rails.

  • Among these are the large white crane and small crane, the blue heron, the snowy-white egret, the roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), stork, bittern and many species of ducks.

  • The principal varieties of game-birds are ducks, geese, grouse and California quail.

  • His life was one of incessant eager questioning of nature on all sides, and his many and varied works all bear the stamp of a fresh and original genius, capable of stating and solving problems in all departments of science - at one time finding the true explanation of "ducks and drakes" (formerly attributed to the elasticity of water) and at another helping to lay the foundations of our modern vulcanology and meteorology.

  • Some British authors have referred to the latter of these well-marked species certain Ducks that from time to time occur, but they are doubtless hybrids, though the secret of their parentage may be unknown; and in this way a so-called Bimaculated Duck, Anas bimaculata, was for many years erroneously admitted as a good species to the British list, but of late this has been properly discarded.

  • The ducks include the mallard, black duck, canvas-back and red-head; the Canadian goose, the snowy goose and the blue goose also appear during the migrating seasons.

  • Above its surface tower a great number of volcanoes and several craters, and its waters are alive with water-fowl, a multitude of ducks of various species breeding on its islands.

  • Of birds there are over loo species, more than one-half being aquatic. In the interior the whistling swan is common, and numerous varieties of ducks are found in the lakes.

  • Innumerable aquatic birds haunt the banks of the Save, Danube and Drina, and the lower reaches of the Timok and Morava; among them being pelicans, cranes, grey and white herons, and many other kinds of waders, besides wild geese, ducks, rail and snipe.

  • The principal animals and birds in South Carolina are deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, raccoons, minks, geese, ducks, wild turkeys, " partridge " (quail or bobwhite), woodcock and snipe.

  • The fauna also is well represented, but tigers which once were frequently seen are now very scarce; panther, hyena, jackal, wild boar, deer (Cervus maral) are common; pheasant, woodcock, ducks, teal, geese and various waterfowl abound; the fisheries are very productive and are leased to a Russian firm.

  • Among game-birds there are a few wild turkeys, wild geese and bob-white (locally " partridge "), and greater numbers of grouse and various ducks; among song-birds the robin, bluebird and mocking-bird are common; and there are also woodpeckers, whippoorwills, blackbirds, hawks, owls, crows and buzzards.

  • When Loyka realized his mistake and slammed on the brakes, the archduke and his wife were sitting ducks.

  • I saw great big turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks and many others.

  • Perhaps on that spring morning when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden Walden Pond was already in existence, and even then breaking up in a gentle spring rain accompanied with mist and a southerly wind, and covered with myriads of ducks and geese, which had not heard of the fall, when still such pure lakes sufficed them.

  • Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.

  • How much fairer than the pool before the farmer's door, in which his ducks swim!

  • Hither the clean wild ducks come.

  • Not seeing any ducks, he hid his boat on the north or back side of an island in the pond, and then concealed himself in the bushes on the south side, to await them.

  • A "plump" of ducks rose at the same time and took the route to the north in the wake of their noisier cousins.

  • Mention must be made of the neighbors happily quacking ducks for those with sensitive ears !

  • Ducks do n't quack all the time but can be vocal if something surprises them.

  • I have recently filmed Daisy the Duck for Salford University disproving the urban myth that a Ducks Quack does n't echo.

  • Make ripples on the pond to direct the food toward the ducks.

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