Plovers Sentence Examples
There are also many kinds of game birds, pigeons, ducks, geese, plovers and quails.
He was, indeed, the first to show clearly the relationship of the heron-like birds with the Steganopodes; of storklike birds with the American vultures; the great difference between the latter and the other birds of prey; the connexion of the gulls and auks with the plovers, and that of the sand-grouse with the From Newton's FIG.
The widely-spread plovers, Charadriidae, have two not less singular generic developments, Thinornis, and the extraordinary wrybill, Anarhynchus.
The fifth order (the third of the Dasypaedes) is formed by the Grallatores, divided into 2 " series " - (I) Altinares, consisting of 2 " cohorts," Herodii with I family, the herons, and Pelargi with 4 families, spoonbills, ibises, storks, and the umbre (Scopus), with Balaeniceps; (2) Humilinares, also consisting of 2 " cohorts," Limicolae with 2 families, sandpipers and snipes, stilts and avocets, and Cursores with 8 families, including plovers, bustards, cranes, rails, and all the other " waders."
He read plays, attended the village fairs, shot plovers in the fenland, and enjoyed a dance with his sisters.Advertisement
The fathers (Die Getreuen) of the town used to send an annual birthday present of ioi plovers' eggs to Bismarck, with a dedication in verse.
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.
In the temperate parts of the Old World this species is perhaps the most abundant of the plovers, Charadriidae, breeding in almost every suitable place from Ireland to Japan - the majority migrating towards winter to southern countries, as the Punjab, Egypt and Barbary - though in the British Islands some are always found at that season.
Its eggs are the wellknown "plovers' eggs" of commerce,' and the bird, wary and wild at other times of the year, in the breeding-season becomes easily approachable, and is shot to be sold in the markets for "golden plover."
Of birds, eagles, vultures, hawks, owls and quails are common; snipe, curlews, plovers, storks and herons frequent the marshy parts; and the ostrich the desert.Advertisement
Among the Plovers and Snipes other similarly exceptional cases may be found.
Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers.
Little ringed plovers have nested on these islands since 1997, in spite of heavy predation from crows, magpies and herons.
After watching that melee we walked across Braye beach, preceded by a White Wagtail, to check out three Ringed Plovers.
Golden plovers seem to get the night-time munchies - under the cover of darkness, they eat 70 per cent more worms per minute!Advertisement
An isolated canyon nearby contains Indian petroglyphs, and we will also stop at an abandoned White-tailed Prairie Dog town where Mountain Plovers nest.
Also, ringed plovers have declined by 50% across all the islands.
The peculiarity of its flight seems due to the wide and rounded wings it possesses, the steady and ordinarily 1 There is a prevalent belief that many of the eggs sold as "plovers'" are those of rooks, but no notion can be more absurd, since the appearance of the two is wholly unlike.