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  • “La faraona, una proposta incerta perfino nelle mani più abili…”

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • Three other breeding species are endemic to the Tristan-Gough islands: great shearwater Puffinus gravis (2 million pairs), Atlantic yellow-nosed mollyhawk Thalassarche chlororhyncos (1,000 pairs) and Atlantic petrel Pterodroma incerta (VU).

    Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, United Kingdom

  • But just as he began to come out with his “Ay, ay, we are all mortal, Vita incerta, mors certissima!” and two or three more pithy reflections, which he was in the habit of uttering after funerals, when the will of the deceased was about to be opened, — just then Mrs. Dods was pleased to become the expounder of her own oracle.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • The birds were the endangered Tristan albatross (Diomedea dabbenena), the vulnerable Atlantic petrel (Pterodroma incerta) and the great shearwater (Puffinus gravis).

    Predation of seabirds by mice: a case of mesopredator release?

  • The birds were the endangered Tristan albatross (Diomedea dabbenena), the vulnerable Atlantic petrel (Pterodroma incerta) and the great shearwater (Puffinus gravis).

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Atlantic petrel Pterodroma incerta (VU) is endemic to Gough and the Tristan group of islands.

    Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Several other birds are restricted to Tristan and Gough Islands when breeding including white-chinned petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis conspicillata) (likely an endemic species), great shearwater (Puffinus gravis), and Atlantic petrel (Pterodroma incerta).

    Tristan Da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands

  • At cum incerta volant caeloque examina ludunt contemnuntque favos et frigida tecta relinquunt, instabiles animos ludo prohibebis inani.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • At cum incerta volant caeloque examina ludunt contemnuntque favos et frigida tecta relinquunt, instabiles animos ludo prohibebis inani.

    Did the Ancient Romans Know About Colony Collapse Disorder?

  • Wherefore hath our mother the earth brought out poisons, saith [2764] Pliny, in so great a quantity, but that men in distress might make away themselves? which kings of old had ever in a readiness, ad incerta fortunae venenum sub custode promptum, Livy writes, and executioners always at hand.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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