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German translation: Zugvogel

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English term or phrase:snowbird
German translation:Zugvogel
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14:57 Aug 2, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: snowbird
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xxxGAK
Local time: 00:45
snowbird ( Junco hyemalis) , family Emberizidae, subfamily Fringallidae)
Explanation:
if this is in an ornithological context I would not dare to attempt a translation. Just leave it. If you need the family and subfamily, you decide.

the snowbird (as above) is a migrating bird, hence the other meaning of the term (see below).

Schneefink (Montifringilla nivalis) survives (as the name suggests) in snowy mountain fringes.

They (Schneefink and snowbird) are closely related, the species probably has been introduced to the US from Europe and has developed different habits and markings (Like all of us). Please see illustrations as quoted under References.

Re: Schneevogel: I can't find it in any books, nor in the web.

However, there could be a totally different meaning:

Oxford Dictionary: North. Amer. informal: a northerner who moves to a warmer Southern state in the winter.

In this case the correct answer is:

ZUGVOGEL

in a literal sense, as well as in an idiomatical sense.

Don't miss the pictures!
HTH

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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 09:45
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Summary of answers provided
naSchneeammerambittles
nasnowbird ( Junco hyemalis) , family Emberizidae, subfamily Fringallidae)Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naSchneevogel
Melanie Sellers
naSchneefink
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

Answers


8 mins
Schneefink


Explanation:
also known as *junco*,
Source:Muret Sanders


    Reference: http://www.findrex.com/animal/bird.htm
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 15:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 4374
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2 hrs
Schneevogel


Explanation:
It could be a Schnee Eule as well but the translation for
Snowbird is Schneevogel

;0)

Melanie Sellers
Local time: 00:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54
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7 hrs
snowbird ( Junco hyemalis) , family Emberizidae, subfamily Fringallidae)


Explanation:
if this is in an ornithological context I would not dare to attempt a translation. Just leave it. If you need the family and subfamily, you decide.

the snowbird (as above) is a migrating bird, hence the other meaning of the term (see below).

Schneefink (Montifringilla nivalis) survives (as the name suggests) in snowy mountain fringes.

They (Schneefink and snowbird) are closely related, the species probably has been introduced to the US from Europe and has developed different habits and markings (Like all of us). Please see illustrations as quoted under References.

Re: Schneevogel: I can't find it in any books, nor in the web.

However, there could be a totally different meaning:

Oxford Dictionary: North. Amer. informal: a northerner who moves to a warmer Southern state in the winter.

In this case the correct answer is:

ZUGVOGEL

in a literal sense, as well as in an idiomatical sense.

Don't miss the pictures!
HTH




    Reference: http://zoologie.forst.tu-muenchen.de/HEITLAND/BSWT/AVES/PASS...
    Reference: http://polaris.umuc.edu/~skimblet/regular1.html
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175
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20 hrs
Schneeammer


Explanation:
snowbird = snow bunting = Schneeammer


    Langenscheidt, google...
ambittles
Local time: 23:45
PRO pts in pair: 12
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