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Spanish translation: alcatraz

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02:49 Aug 4, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: booby
It is a bird with blue feet
Sonia
Spanish translation:alcatraz
Explanation:
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naEUREKA!!! HOLD THE PRESSES - I'VE GOT IT!Megdalina
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alcatraz


Explanation:
Good luck!


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 23:29
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EUREKA!!! HOLD THE PRESSES - I'VE GOT IT!


Explanation:
When I read the answer alcatraz I wondered because those are gannets and people refer to " gannets and boobies" so I didn't think they could be one and the same. ALSO it seemed to me that I remembered from school in Mexico that they had a silly name like booby (in Spanish). Well, after much research I got the answer from the island they come from. They are indeed the BOBOS DE PATOS AZULES literally blue footed booby - in fact that is where WE got the term from - from the bobo birds.See below:A Natural History of Isla San Pedro Martir

Bernie R. Tershy

Island Conservation & Ecology Group
Institute of Marine Sciences, A316 EMS Bldg.
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
tershy@cats.ucsc.edu


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