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Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
2012-01-12 23:11:03

The Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) is a medium-sized species of diving duck found in Eurasia. Its breeding habitat is marshland and lakes with water depth of at least 3-4 feet. It breeds in southern and eastern Europe and southern and western Asia. It is somewhat migratory, and winters farther south into north Africa. It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of...

Danube Crayfish
2008-05-04 22:57:27

The Danube Crayfish or Galician Crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus), is a species of crayfish native to eastern Europe. It can be distinguished most easily from the commoner European or broad-fingered crayfish (Astacus astacus) by the relatively thinner "fingers" of the claws. Photo Copyright and Credit

Whiskered Bats
2007-08-14 04:15:26

Whiskered Bats (Myotis mystacinus), and related species, are small European bats with long fur. M. alcathoe is the smallest among the European whiskered bats and uses the highest-frequency echolocation calls of all the European Myotis species. It prefers to hunt in small valleys with deciduous trees and flowing water. Initial records from Greece and Hungary indicate a distribution range in...

European Copper Skink
2007-02-12 21:55:00

The European Copper Skink, Ablepharus kitaibelii, also known as the Juniper Skink or Snake-eyed Skink, is a species of lizard from the skink family Scincidae. This lizard is found in Eastern Europe and southwestern Asia. It is found under stones and leaves in dry places, such as slopes, fields, and meadows. The Copper Skink has immovable eyelids unlike many other skinks. It has bronze...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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