Quantcast

Turkey Reference Libraries

Page 2 of about 12 Articles
Sociable Lapwing
2009-03-06 14:56:00

The Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) is a species of wading bird found in Russia and Kazakhstan. It is migratory and winters further south throughout Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey. It also winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India. Birds winter occasionally in...

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'