IberiaNature

An English-Spanish glossary of the Natural History of Spain

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págalo grande : great skua : Stercorarius skua

págalo parásito : arctic skua : Stercorarius parasiticus

págalo pomarino : pomarine skua : Stercorarius pomarinus

págalo rabero : long-tailed skua : Stercorarius longicaudus

pagaza piconegra : gull-billed tern : Gelochelidon nilotica

pagaza piquirroja : Caspian tern : Sterna caspia

pagés (Cat.) : payés

paíño boreal : Leach's storm-petrel : Oceanodroma leucorhoa

paíño de Madeira : Madeiran storm-petrel : Oceanodroma castro

paíño de Wilson : Wilson 's storm-petrel : Oceanites oceanicus

paíño europeo : European storm-petrel : Hydrobates pelagicus

paíño pechialbo : white-faced storm-petrel : Pelagodroma marina

paisaje : landscape

paja : straw

pajar : barn

pájaro moscón : penduline tit : Remiz pendulinus

palloza : traditional, Galician round hut with stone walls and a thatched roof

palmera : palm tree :

paloma bravía : rock dove : Columba livia

paloma rabiche : laurel pigeon : Columba junoniae

paloma torcaz : common wood pigeon : Columba palumbus

paloma turqué : Bolle's pigeon : Columba bollii

paloma zurita : stock dove : Columba oenas

palomar : ornate dovecotes. Essential architectural and landcsape element of the wheatlands of Castille-Leon., as the horreo is to Asturias and Galicia and the Molino to Castilla-La-Mancha. This blurry one here is a few miles from Vilafafila in Zamora. See Palomares of Spain.


paludismo : or simply malaria. Malaria has had a significant impact on the Spanish landscape, condemning many wetlands to drainage, and saving some such as Doñana , because of the fear these places invoked. See See Malaria in Spain:

pámpana : vine leaf

pana : piece of cork bark :

panal : honeycomb :

panera : place used to store cereals; a hórreo in Asturias built on 6 pillars as the one below:

 

pantà (Cat.) : pantano

pantano : marsh; bog (natural); reservoir (artificial)

papamoscas cerrojillo : pied flycatcher : Ficedula hypoleuca

papamoscas gris : spotted flycatcher : Muscicapa striata

paramera : high moorlands.

páramo : high moor, often used to describe the sparse garrigue vegetation of the limestone plateaus of central Spain , as in El Páramo de la Lora on the Cantabria-Burgos border

pardela balear : Balearic shearwater : Puffinus mauretanicus

pardela capirotada : great shearwater : Puffinus gravis

pardela cenicienta : cory's shearwater : Calonectris diomedea

pardela chica : little shearwater : Puffinus assimilis

pardela mediterránea : Levantine shearwater : Puffinus yelkouan

pardela pichoneta : Manx shearwater : Puffinus puffinus

pardela sombría : sooty shearwater : Puffinus griseus

pardillo común : linnet : Carduelis cannabina

pardina ( Arag .) : pasture

pared : cliff face; wall.

pared seca : dry-stone wall, for example in Menorca

parra : grapevine; hoja de parra -vine leaf

pas ( Cant ): place where cattle are left at night to rest

paso : passage (birds); pass (between mountains)

pastizal : pasture

pasto : pasture

pastor : shepherd

pastoreo : grazing

pato colorado : red-crested pochard : Netta rufina

pato havelda : long-tailed duck : Clangula hyemalis

payés : Catalan farmer or peasant

pechiazul : bluethroat : Luscinia svecica

pedregal : stony ground.

pedriscal : pedregal

pelaje: fur

pelota de regurgitación : pellet (owl) :

pena (Gal.) : crag

peña : cliff; crag

peñalar : peñascal

peñascal : rocky place; rocky hill.

peñón : mass of rock. El Peñón - the Rock (of Gibraltar )

penya (Cat.) : crag

peral : pear tree :

percebeiro (Gal.) : barnacle collector

perdigón : young partridge; shot (pellets)

perdiz moruna : barbary partridge : Alectoris barbara

perdiz pardilla : grey partridge : Perdix perdix

perdiz roja : red-legged partridge : Alectoris rufa

perro de pastor : sheepdog :

pescuezo : neck (of mammal)

petirrojo : robin : Erithacus rubecula

petrel de Bulwer : Bulwer's petrel : Bulweria bulwerii

pezuña : hoof :

pezuña : hoof; trotter

piara : group of pigs

pic (Cat.) : peak

pica (Cat.) : peak

picacho : jagged peak

pico : peak

pico de coral : common waxbill : Estrilda astrild

pico dorsiblanco : white-backed woodpecker : Dendrocopos leucotos

pico mediano : middle spotted woodpecker : Dendrocopos medius

pico menor : lesser spotted woodpecker : Dendrocopos minor

pico picapinos : great spotted woodpecker : Dendrocopos major

picogordo : hawfinch : Coccothraustes coccothraustes

piña : pine cone

pinar : pine forest

pinar: pinewood

pinaspar : fir forest found only in the Sierra de Grazalema .

piñon : pinenut

pinzón azul : blue chaffinch : Fringilla teydea

pinzón real : brambling : Fringilla montifringilla

pinzón vulgar : common chaffinch : Fringilla coelebs

piojo : louse

piornal : broom scrub

piquituerto común : common crossbill : Loxia curvirostra

piscifactoria : fishfarm


Fishfarm on Galicia's spectaular Costa da Morte. Note the wind turbines to the left. The clouds in the left background are really smoke from a fire, one of thousands to hit Galicia in summer 2005.

pista forestal : forest track

pista ; track

pito
negro : black woodpecker : Dryocopus martius

pito real : green woodpecker : Picus viridis

pitón : horn

pizarra : slate

pla (Cat.) : plain

plan ( Arag ) : plain

plana (Cat.) : plain

planell (Cat.) : meseta

planicie : plain

platja (Cat.) : beach

playa : beach; sandy river bank

playa de chinas : pebble beach

pleamar : high tide

pluma : feather

plumaje : plumage

PNH : Plan Nacional Hidrológico See River Ebro

pocilga : pigsty

poda : pruning

polilla : moth :

pollada : brood

pollo : chick

polluela bastarda : little crake : Porzana parva

polluela chica : baillon's crake : Porzana pusilla

polluela pintoja : spotted crake : Porzana porzana

polluela sora : sora crake : Porzana carolina

polluelo : chick

porreo: brackish grazing land

porrón bastardo : greater scaup : Aythya marila

porrón europeo : common pochard : Aythya ferina

porrón moñudo : tufted duck : Aythya fuligula

porrón osculado : common goldeneye : Bucephala clangula

porrón pardo : ferruginous duck : Aythya nyroca

portillo : narrow pass

posadero : roost; perch

potro : foal

poza : river pool

pozo : well; river pool ; large puddle

pozo de nieve : snow store

pradera : large meadow

prado : meadow

praia (Gal.) : beach

prat (Cat.) : meadow; coastal marsh as in El Prat de Llobregat

presa : prey

procesionaria : pine processionary moth

promontorio : headland; promontory

pseudoestepa : pseudosteppe - a term preferred over Steppe to describe the Steppe-like habitat of central Spain

puerto : mountain pass; port

pueyo : isolated hill rising above a plain.

puig (Cat.) : mountain

pujol (Cat.) : hill

pulga : flea

punta : coastal point; headland

Q :

quebrada : cleft; gorge; ravine

quebrantahuesos : lammergeier / lammergeyer : Gypaetus barbatus

quejigal / quejigar : gall-oak wood

 
 
Galicia fishfarms
pagés in English
Farmer in Spanish
paisaje in English
Spanish translation landscape
Paisaje in English
Spanish translation of straw
How do you say straw in Spanish?
What is a pajar
Spanish barns
English translation pajar
barn in Spanish
barns in Spain
What is a palloza?
palmera en inglés
palm tree Spanish translation
palm trees in Spain
Spanish palm trees
Dovecote in Spanish
Dovecotes in Spanish
Spanish translation of dovecotes
Palmorares in English
Spanish translation of malaria
What is paludismo?
pámpana english
vine leaf in spanish
panal in English
spanish honeycomb
honeycomb spain
how do you say honeycomb in Spanish?
Spanish translation of Honeycomb
Panera in english
pantano in English
Spanish marsh
Spanish bog
Bogs in spain
Marshes in spain
Spanish reservoirs
paramera in English
moorlands in spain.
páramo english
moors in spain
moorland spain
spanish moorland
Spanish moors
Traslation of moors in Spanish
pared english translation
spanish cliffs.
pared seca english
spanish dry-stone walls
dry-stone walls in Spain
grapevine Spanish transalation
hoja de parra en inglés
vine leaf in Spanish
Spanish grapevines
Mountain pass in Spanish
Mountain passes in Spain pasture
pasture in Spanish
Spanish translation of pasture
shepherd Spanish translation
shepherds in Spain
grazing Spanish translation
what is a payés?
What is a pedregal?.
What is a pedriscal?
Pelaje en inglés
Spanish translation of fur
Spanish translation of pellet
Owl pellets Spain
Spanish crags
crags in Spain
peña en inglés
Spanish translation crag
peñón en inglés
Spanish pear tree
Spain barnacle collector
Translation perdigón
Translation perro de pastor
Spanish sheepdog
Sheepdog Spanish translation
pescuezo traducción
hoof in Spanish
pezuña English
Spanish translation of trotter
piara Spanish translation
Spanish translation peak
Peaks in Spain
pinar translation
pine forest english
pinewood in Spain
pinaspar in Spain
pine cones Spain
pinenut Spanish
Spain pinenuts
louse in Spain
Spanish translation louse
What is a piojo?
piornal english
broom scrub English
broom in Spain
piscifactoria English translation
fishfarm Spanish translation
fishfarms in Spain
pista forestal en inglés
forest track in Spanish
how do you say slate in English?
Spanish translation of slate
Pizarra en inglés
plain Spanish translation
Spanish plains
English translation meseta
Meseta en inglés
planicie translation
Spanish translation beach
pebble beaches in Spain
pleamar inglés
high tide in Spanish
high tide in Spain
inglés translation pluma english
how do you say feather in Spanish
feathers Spain
plumage Spanish translation
pocilga en inglés
Spanish translation of pigsty
Pigsty Spain
Spanish translation pruning
polilla en inglés
polilla English translation
Spanish moths
Moth Spanish translation
Moths in Spain :
Inglés traducción pollada
brood in Spanish
pollo inglés
chick in Spanish
Spanish chicks
What does portillo mean?
posadero en inglés
roost in Spanish
Spanish for perch
English translation potro
foals in Spain
Spanish translation of foal
River pools in spain
pozo English translation
puddle in Spanish
pozo de nieve English
prado in English translation
meadow in Spanish
how do you say meadow in Spanish
Spainish meadows
Meadows in Spain
What is a prat?
Prat english translation
presa English transaltion
Spanish translation of prey
pine processionary moth Spanish translation
promontorio en inglés
headland in Spanish
promontory in Spanish
spanish headlands
pseudoestepa inglés
Spanish steppes
pueyo english
what is a puig in English?
English translation pulga
How do you say pulga in English?
Spanish translation of flea
How do you say flea in Spanish?
Spanish fleas
quebrada english
Spanish translation cleft
Spanish translation gorge
Gorges in Spain
Spanish translation ravine
Ravines in Spain
quejigal inglés

 

 

 

 

 

 

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