Translation of rookery in Spanish:

rookery

Pronunciation: /ˈrʊkəri/

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (colony of rooks) colonia (feminine) de grajos
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    • 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)
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.