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19:15 Mar 25, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / ethics
English term or phrase: killdeer, putting on an act, silly bird?
"I think about the killdeer running down the road ahead my truck, thinking how brave it was that he would lay down his life for his family, protecting them.I now see that the silly bird is putting on an act long after the danger is past.He just needs to fly"
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1chorlo gritón, actuando/simulando, el tontorrón
patricia scott
4Chorlito (Tildío/Chiflador): ¿me estás vendiendo el cuento, pajarito tonto/tonto pajarito?
kironne


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chorlo gritón, actuando/simulando, el tontorrón


Explanation:
Este pájaro se caracteriza por ser "buen actor" capaz de simular que lleva rota un ala y así conseguir que los depredadores que amenazan su nido lo sigan a él en lugar de ir directamente al nido.

patricia scott
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agree  Swatchka: Simpático el pajarito :))
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  -> A que sí. Gracias y saludos.
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Chorlito (Tildío/Chiflador): ¿me estás vendiendo el cuento, pajarito tonto/tonto pajarito?


Explanation:


I'm not sure if you want the exact sentence you wrote or the name of the bird in Spanish.

So I'm translating your exact question.


Pantera - Excursiones
Charadrius v. vociferus, Chorlito tildio, Killdeer. Fulica a. americana, Gallareta americana, American coot. Zenaida asiatica, Paloma aliblanca ...
http://www.aventurapantera.com.mx/florayfauna.htm

Aves 0587

Chorlito Tildio. Killdeer. Charadrius vociferus. Fotografiado en el estado de San Luis Potosí, México. Photo taken in the state of San Luis Potosí, México.
http://www.rsfotografia.com/Aves/0587.html

All About Birds
The most widespread and familiar of the American plovers, the Killdeer is a common ... Pluvier kildir (French) Playero sabanero, Chorlito tildio (Spanish) ...
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Killdee...

killdeer: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
killdeer ( ) n. , pl. killdeer or -deers . ... French: Pluvir kildir; German: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer; Spanish: Playero Sanero, Chorlito Tildio. ...
http://www.answers.com/topic/killdeer

plover: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
The best-known plovers in America are the noisy killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), ... chorlito. Svenska (Swedish) n. - brockfågel, pipare ...
http://www.answers.com/topic/plover

Birds
Killdeer. Chorlito Tildío. Charadrius v. vociferus. Solitary Sandpiper. Playero Solitario. Tringa solitaria. Spotted Sandpiper. Playero Alzacolita ...
http://www.mexicohorse.com/birds.htm

1 CHECKLIST OF THE WATERBIRDS OF THE CIENEGA DE SANTA CLARA O H -H ...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Fairly common. transient. Uncommon winter visitor. Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) – Chorlito Tildío. Common breeding resident. H. AEMATOPODIDAE ...
http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/programs/bypass/comments/enva....

[PDF]
Spanish – English Environmental Education Vocabulary
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Killdeer. Chorlito tildío or just tildío (m). Kingfisher. Martín pescador (m). Magpie. Urraca (f). Mallard. Pato cabeciverde (m). Meadowlark. Pradero (m) ...
http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/files/openspace/pdf_education...

Project WILDSPACE (TM) - Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Region
Common Names (References). English:. Piping Plover. French:. Pluvier siffleur. Spanish:. Chorlito Chiflador. Taxonomy (References). Order:. Charadriiformes ...
http://wildspace.ec.gc.ca/life.cfm?ID=PIPL&Page=More&Lang=e

Sierra Madre Alliance: Nature, Culture and Economy in Balance
Charadrius vociferus. Killdeer. Chorlito tildío. Actitis macularia. Spotted Sandpiper. Playero alzacolita. Columba fasciata. Band – tailed Pigeon ...
www.sierramadrealliance.org/sierra-ethno-biology/fauna.shtm...



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Note added at 6 hrs (2007-03-26 01:30:50 GMT)
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chorlito.

(De chorla).

1. m. Ave limícola de aspecto compacto, unos 25 cm de largo, patas largas, cuello grueso y pico corto y robusto. El diseño del plumaje varía con las especies, aunque predominan los dorsos pardos o grises moteados de oscuro. Vive en las costas y fabrica su nido en el suelo.

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