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My Faroese housemate was telling me about her country's local birds, and that was when I realized what stupid names we've been giving said birds here in Denmark.

Faroe Islands Denmark
13th January 2015
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7 years ago #9700079        
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In Shetland, the Tjaldur is the Shalder and the Lunde/Lundi is the Tammy Norrie.

We also have:
Arctic Fern = tirrick
Seagull = maa (young bird) & scorie (adult bird)
Skua = bonxie
Kittiwake = weeg
Great Cormorant = brongie/brungawheedie
Curlew = whaap
Fulmar = maalie
Gannet = solan
Great Black-Backed Gull = swaabie
Guillemot = tystie
Heron = hegri

That's just some of the Old Shetland names. I'm sure that there are similarities to some of the other Scandic countries


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9 years ago #9344103        
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Wait wait Danish people call puffins SEA PARROTS??

....this is the best description I have ever heard

Hinoron

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6 years ago #9757753        
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You're not the only ones. :P

One of our most iconic birds in Canada, we somehow decided to call the "Loon" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon They're very pretty waterfowl and have a unique call). We've had them on our $1 coin since we first retired the paper $1 bill (which is how those coins started being called "loonies").

For those who might not be up on their more obscure English terms, a "loon" also means a crazy person; short for "lunatic".
I GUESS it does make weird noises at night, but still... >.>


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3 years ago #9855936        
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Faroe Islands - Lunde
Denmark - Sea Parrot
Where I live - Puffin


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6 years ago #9782192        
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The African Penguin is sometimes called the Jackass Penguin


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Beme

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7 years ago #9627264        
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Denmark is so dumb he's a new level of smart

8 years ago #9596701        
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In English the Lunde is a Puffin and the Tjaldur is a Eurasian Oystercatcher.


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6 years ago #9794808        
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Awww I hate you too, buddy! :D

8 years ago #9585984        
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"I hate you more than you can ever understand"
-Me

Wortel

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8 years ago #9578587        
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In Dutch the Tjaldur is a Flaundermagpie and the Lunde a Parrotdiver. I'm sorry.

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