especie rupícola

English translation: rupicolous (bird) species

11:52 Dec 17, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology
Spanish term or phrase: especie rupícola
Hi, I would appreciate your help with this term.

I'm not providing any context because it's not really necessry and the context I have is not really worth mentioning apart from including also aves rupícolas. I have read somewhere that they are birds that nest in rocks, but can't find the English term for rupícolas.


Robert Mavros
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English translation:rupicolous (bird) species
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4 +4rupicolous (bird) species
Mónica Algazi
3cave-dwelling species
Rachel Fell



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rupicolous (bird) species


Mónica Algazi
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agree  Gilla Evans: yes, it means birds that live among rocks
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agree  MPGS: :)
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agree  jacana54 (X)
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agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
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cave-dwelling species

I think this would probably be more widely used, though not that many birds are cave-dwellers

and far more bats (than birds) are cave-dwellers

Note added at 13 days (2010-12-31 11:00:59 GMT) Post-grading

sorry, I meant rock-dwelling - not sure why I was thinking caves here, but rock-dwelling species

It is a ground-feeding, rock-dwelling bird of arid, coastal regions, at altitudes of 75-750 m (though once seen at 1,425 m),

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