ouzel


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ouzel

, ousel
1. short for ring ouzel or water ouzel (see dipper)
2. an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
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Wildlife groups are already mourning one of the first casualties of climate change - the ring ouzel which once frequented the Long Mynd in Shropshire.
Walsh could also be on the mark with Rare Ouzel in the 0-109 handicap chase.
I've picked up a really good ride in the Grand National Trial, RARE OUZEL, although it means having to work hard to get down to my minimum weight, 10-4.
The Tote Ireland Handicap Hurdle is a most open contest and it could pay to side with the lightly weighted Rare Ouzel (1.
Only the ring ouzel leaves Great Britain for long migrations.
In 1695, Dublin merchants sent the large galley Ouzel with oars, brass canons, and 37 men to trade in the eastern Mediterranean.
The American dipper, called the water ouzel in England, is indeed singular: It is America's only aquatic songbird, at home darting about in the air or walking on the bottom of a frothy stream looking for food.
Here you may also catch sight of abundant mule deer, a belted kingfisher, a small gray water ouzel, even an occasional river otter.
It consists of rocky upland, sessile oak woodland and an area of heath and bog, which is home to merlin, peregrine, hen harrier, black grouse and ring ouzel.
Although the project is concentrating on connecting and improving habitats, the areas also support a range of upland species that will benefit, such as curlew and ring ouzel, mountain bumblebee and large heath butterfly.
Species suffering large population drops include the curlew, golden plover, chough, peregrine and ring ouzel.
Although today an ouzel is a kind of thrush, in Shakespeare's time this was the name also given to a male blackbird.