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rookery

Pronunciation: /ˈrʊkəri/

Translation of rookery in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (colony of rooks) colonia (feminine) de grajos
    Example sentences
    • If a bird misbehaved itself such as claim or take over another bird's nest in the rookery the general body intervened and that bird was sentenced to isolation and had to go and live on a tree apart from the rest.
    • However, the people actually had rooks and a rookery.
    • The reason for the desertion wasn't difficult to find: a pair of Buzzards had decided that the old rookery was an ideal place for them to nest!
    1.2 (breeding place) lugar (masculine) de cría, colonia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This bounty still lures millions of sea birds from rookeries across the Pacific Ocean.
    • Warning bells went off for locals in the 1970s after a deluge of visitors discovered the elephant seal rookery.
    • We also expect to see abundant turtles, as the Lacepedes are Western Australia's largest green turtle rookery.

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The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales