great auk

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large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts

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As with her great auk work, Thornhill stresses needed conservation, pointing to the house sparrow's positive contributions in keeping insects and weeds in check.
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk tells the story of great auks, a penguin-like North Atlantic bird species.
McGrain was honoured to learn from locals that the poem used to navigate through Joe Batt's Arm was changed to recognize the new Great Auk sculpture--a testament, he feels, to how the bird has been reborn in the island's lore.
The very names were exotic, defiantly different, as in following examples: The Great Auk, Contempa, Dodo, Manic Magazine, Ourglass, Etymspheres, Outlaio, Parachute Poems, Transit, Beyond Poetry, Free Grass, Free Poetry, Artalive, Rigmarole of the Hours, Magic Sam, Your Friendly Fascist, Mok.
The dodo, Stellar's sea cow and Great Auk all feature before focusing in on one of the next potential casualties, the tiger.
Long ago, we put an end to the Neanderthals, although apparently not before mating with them (there's a little Neanderthal in all of us), and when we encountered the great auk, we destroyed a species that numbered in the millions out of hunger and a need for fish bait and feathers for our mattresses.
Then I'd have liked to have seen a Labrador duck or a Great Auk. And it will be worse when we see the ones gone that we have seen in our lifetime.
A Roc B Dodo C Great auk D Chough QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: The ghost of which character haunted Macbeth?
THE last Great Auk was killed in 1844 and the 75 remaining eggs from the extinct birds are the most valuable in the world.
My son says the blue heron looks more like a great auk, and that's probably why it has not attracted any blue herons.
An award-winning writer and artist, Albus tells the sad tales of the passenger pigeon, great auk, and two other extinct bird species, as well as those of six birds who may soon join them in oblivion, including the numerous macaws, the corncrake, and the kingfisher.
The 39-year-old was out at 6am today to try to clear a route off the Galley Hill estate, but found the grit bin empty at the junction of Great Auk and Heron Gate.
When asked what life is like in an Arctic field camp, 1 often direct people to Tim Birkhead's (1993) book Great Auk Islands: A Field Biologist in the Arctic.
Changes in habitat have already led to the extinction of several Canadian species, including the Prairie Grizzly Bear, the Greater Prarie Chicken, and the Great Auk.