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Spanish term or phrase:egagrópila
English translation:pellet/bolus
Entered by: Walter Lockhart Ries
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07:24 Oct 25, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology / zoology
Spanish term or phrase: egagrópila
it is what a bird regurgitates and scientists study it to determine the bird's diet. Eurodicautom gives aegagropile, but this word does not seem to be used hardly at all. It is not in Encyclopedia Britannica (CD version). What term do English-speaking zoologists use for this?
Walter Lockhart Ries
pellets -- in birds of prey; gut contents, in other birds (who do not regurgitate)
Explanation:
If scientists have found out that a typical owl regurgitates two pellets per day, how many rodents might an owl eat each day? (Hint: remember how many skulls ...
www.caosclub.org/nsw/funstuff/dissect.html

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Note added at 2002-10-25 08:07:27 (GMT)
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another term is BOLUS:

\"PELLETS Many birds produce a bolus (mass) of undigested parts of the bird\'s food, consisting of feathers, hair, fur, bones, bills, claws, teeth, insect exoskeleton, and indigestible parts of plants. The vulture regurgi-tates and vomits the pellets which then drop to the ground. Pellets can be found under a roost where the white stains of droppings are seen. The mean width and length in one study were 2.4 by 4.3 cm. (0.94 by 1.7 inches). Pellets may be gray or brown, and are oval in shape. An analysis of the contents of of pellets over a period of time will give accurate information about the seasonal food habits of a bird.\" [http://www.accutek.com/vulture/newslett.htm]

collected her bolus (or pellets), the undigested parts that the bird regurgitates... [http://www.afga.org/OGC/nwslttr.htm]

The parent bird compresses multiple insects into tight bolus ... The bolus is placed directly into nestlings\' mouths ... Diet. A. Major food items. Stomach contents of ...
[www.prbo.org/calpif/htmldocs/species/ riparian/bansacct.html]
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marfus
United States
Local time: 02:15
Grading comment
Thanks! Nice, complete answer. :-)
Walter Lockhart
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5 +6pellets -- in birds of prey; gut contents, in other birds (who do not regurgitate)marfus


  

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pellets -- in birds of prey; gut contents, in other birds (who do not regurgitate)


Explanation:
If scientists have found out that a typical owl regurgitates two pellets per day, how many rodents might an owl eat each day? (Hint: remember how many skulls ...
www.caosclub.org/nsw/funstuff/dissect.html

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2002-10-25 08:07:27 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

another term is BOLUS:

\"PELLETS Many birds produce a bolus (mass) of undigested parts of the bird\'s food, consisting of feathers, hair, fur, bones, bills, claws, teeth, insect exoskeleton, and indigestible parts of plants. The vulture regurgi-tates and vomits the pellets which then drop to the ground. Pellets can be found under a roost where the white stains of droppings are seen. The mean width and length in one study were 2.4 by 4.3 cm. (0.94 by 1.7 inches). Pellets may be gray or brown, and are oval in shape. An analysis of the contents of of pellets over a period of time will give accurate information about the seasonal food habits of a bird.\" [http://www.accutek.com/vulture/newslett.htm]

collected her bolus (or pellets), the undigested parts that the bird regurgitates... [http://www.afga.org/OGC/nwslttr.htm]

The parent bird compresses multiple insects into tight bolus ... The bolus is placed directly into nestlings\' mouths ... Diet. A. Major food items. Stomach contents of ...
[www.prbo.org/calpif/htmldocs/species/ riparian/bansacct.html]

marfus
United States
Local time: 02:15
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks! Nice, complete answer. :-)
Walter Lockhart

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barbara Thomas: definitely, my husband is a zoologist
39 mins
  -> good to know! Thanks!

agree  Kimberli Mäkäräinen: I prefer bolus, but all of the above are in use.
58 mins
  -> I prefer bolus, too -- it just didn't cross my mind quickly enough

agree  Patricia CASEY
6 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Haydée González
7 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Herman Vilella: pellet and bolus are correct. New Spanish word for me, and won't be happy now until I use it at least 10 times this week. (Run-of-the mill Spanish speakers correctly use the term "pelota" instead --- won't they be impresed!)
11 hrs
  -> Thank you Sir

agree  luskie: always heard bolus
1 day2 hrs
  -> good for you -- thanx!
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