natterjack


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natterjack

(ˈnætəˌdʒæk)
n
(Animals) a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
[C18: of unknown origin]
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Noun1.natterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europenatterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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This unusual and historic natural make-up of the Sefton coast provides the perfect home to a variety of creatures, including the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle, the Natterjack Toad and of course, the adorable red squirrel.
FLINTSHIRE Countryside Service recently teamed up with Network Rail to carry out important environmental work - helping the rare natterjack toad.
And with filming having been going on since January, we can also expect stunning footage of an urban peregrine falcon, a kingfisher nest, humpback whales, city gulls, natterjack toads and spectacular emperor moths.
Frogs and toads in the south of England had a difficult year as many pools dried up over the spring, and at Formby in Merseyside, Natterjack toads struggled before the May rains arrived just in time.
Mae hwn yn safle rhyngwladol bwysig am ei bod yn un o'r ychydig safleoedd yn Ynysoedd Prydain lle mae broga'r twyni neu lyffant dafadennog y twyni (Epidalea calamita; Natterjack Toad) yn cartrefu.
Tenders are invited for dahg are now seeking tenders for the delivery of a monitoring programme of natterjack toad (epidalea (bufo) calamita) populations in co.
Stand on the top and stare towards the Irish Sea or hike along marked paths among the pine trees that hold them together, looking out for red squirrels and natterjack toads among other wildlife.
Gronant dunes are the site of Wales' only breeding colony of little tern and at Talacre there's a colony of rare, natterjack toads, which became extinct in the 1960s but were reintroduced in 2003.
Dooks emblem is a natterjack toad, as the course is home to a thriving colony, and to encourage the survival of this rare species two ponds have been built within the course.
The examination of species in this country suggests that birds including the cuckoo and turtle dove, as well as creatures such as the natterjack toad and brown hare, are also among those most at risk of disappearing in the next 40 years.
This Tuesday's edition sees him travel to Castlegregory in Co Kerry to tune into the fascinating world of the natterjack toad.
I remember my pleasure in seeing a natterjack toad, which is now an endangered species.