cirl


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cirl

(sɜːl) or

cirl bunting

n
(Zoology) a bird belonging to the bunting family
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Interestingly, several species nesting in Sidi Reghis forests are mainly subservient to open areas (Calandra lark Melanocorypha calandra, Maghreb lark, Wood lark Lullula arborea, Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis, Cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus and rock bunting Emberiza cia) and urban land (white stork Ciconia ciconia, rock dove Columba livia, European turtle dove barn swallow Hirundo rustica, common house hartin Delichon urbicum and house sparrow).
I made my first foray to find cirl bunting, a cousin of the more common yellowhammer, 35 years ago, scouring the seaside strongholds with no success.
And cirl buntings, a sparrowsized bird found in South West England, has seen a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes following a 25-year project by the RSPB and local farmers to manage land in a way that supports the species.
Birds such as the turtle dove, cirl bunting, stone-curlew, black grouse, black-tailed godwit, twite and corncrake could be at risk.
In November 2009, the Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL) convened a small workshop, funded by the Alberta Law Foundation and the Canadian Boreal Initiative, to discuss the issue of Aboriginal rights to water in Alberta.
"The conference is about educating the audience and debating as a group what is the relationship between water and Aboriginal people in Alberta, their rights, their needs," said Monique Passelac-Ross, research associate with CIRL. "The conference is part of the conversation taking place about the future of water and where it's located and how it's managed."
RSPB conservation director Dr Mark Avery said: "Over the last decade we've enjoyed some cracking conservation successes, including removing some threatened species from the red list and increasing populations of red kite, bittern, avocet, osprey, stone-curlew and cirl bunting.
He also had the egg of a cirl bunting, classed as endangered after the species was hit by modern farming methods.
Researchers at Durham University, together with the RSPB, have found birds such as the cirl bunting and Dartford warbler are becoming more common in our country as temperatures rise.
On Time Systems is a 1998 spin-off of CIRL, the UO's Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory.
The stone curlew, song thrush, cirl bunting, corncrake, capercaillie, bittern and tree sparrow are prominent among a group of ``red list'' birds whose populations have increased over the past 10 years.