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2011-07-19 14:34:50

Populations of spur-thighed tortoises (Testudo graeca), a species classified as vulnerable and at risk of extinction, can withstand fires if outbreaks occur once every three decades or more.


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coronach
  • A dirge; a lamentation for the dead. The custom of singing dirges at funerals was formerly prevalent in Scotland and Ireland, especially in the Highlands of Scotland.
The word 'coranach' comes from the Scottish Gaelic corranach and Irish corānach.
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