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Pied Harrier
2008-11-25 22:08:41

The Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos), is a species of harrier found in south and south-east Asia. The male is a slim, long-winged raptor of contrasting black and white plumage. It has more white than black. The wings are white with black tips. The female is dark brown above with a white rump and reddish-brown below. Photo Copyright and Credit

Bohemian Waxwing
2008-09-17 14:42:02

The Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), is a passerine bird that breeds in coniferous forests throughout northern parts of Europe, Asia and western North America. While the Cedar Waxwing inhabits only North America and the Japanese Waxwing is found mainly in Asia, the Bohemian Waxwing is the only member of the waxwing family whose range extends over all the continents just below the...

Tawny Pipit
2008-09-13 15:42:04

The Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris), is a passerine bird that breeds in much of temperate Europe, Asia and northwest Africa. It migrates in winter to tropical Africa and the Indian subcontinent. In south Asia it can be difficult to distinguish this species from other species of Pipits that winter or are residents in that area. The Tawny Pipit is 6.5 to 7 inches long and is mainly sandy brown...

Large Cuckoo-shrike
2008-09-12 16:02:50

The Large Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina macei), is a species of cuckoo shrike found in south and south east Asia. It is a mostly insectivorous bird which usually flies just above the forest canopy. It has a loud call Klu-eep and has a characteristic habit of shrugging its closed wings shortly after landing on a perch. Photo Copyright and Credit

Eurasian Nuthatch
2008-09-11 16:12:32

The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae. This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch. It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. The Eurasian Nuthatch...

Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea
2008-06-15 19:32:19

The Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), is a species of fern in the genus Osmunda. It is native to the Americas and eastern Asia, growing in moist woodlands. In North America it occurs from southern Labrador west to Ontario, and south through the eastern United States to eastern Mexico and the West Indies; in South America it occurs west to Peru and south to Paraguay. In Asia it occurs from...

Garden Warbler
2008-06-15 14:27:29

The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe into western Asia. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, and winters in central and southern Africa. This is a nondescript bird, up to 5.75 inches long, mainly brown-gray above and whitish below. It has no obvious distinctive features. The Garden...

Willow Warbler
2008-06-13 22:12:10

The Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which is found throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia. This is a bird of open woodlands with trees and ground cover for nesting, including birch and willow uplands. This warbler is strongly migratory and the majority of the population winters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the first leaf...

Yellow-eyed Babbler
2008-05-16 16:07:50

The Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense), is a bird species found in open grass and scrub in south Asia. Its common name refers to its traditional placement with the Old World babbler family Timaliidae. Photo Copyright and Credit

Eurasian Bullfinch
2008-05-16 12:48:18

The Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), also known as the Common Bullfinch, is a passerine bird species in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter. Breeding habitat is mixed woodland with some conifers, including parkland and gardens. The Eurasian Bullfinch is a...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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