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Two Prials

Observed: 27th March 2013 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birds
J01_2216 Two Prials
Description:

Not so much a Full House but more like two Prials - a Prial of female Siskins and a Prial of male Siskins. I suppose it could be a Prial of Pairs, though. Oh, whatever. Misspent youth. ;-)

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Species with which Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) interacts

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Jonathan's picture

Never come across this word

Never come across this word before (I misspent my youth in other ways), prial = three cards of the same denomination, contraction of 'pair Royal' according to the Oxford Dictionary

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

jccurd's picture

Quite right

Yes, Jonathan, it's an interesting word that I only know because of childhood Christmases spent playing ha'penny brag with my parents and grandparents. Somewhat oddly, a prial of 3's is the top hand in three card brag (prial of prials, I suppose).

I only discovered the "pair royal" contraction myself yesterday when I thought I should look it up to check the spelling.

How wonderfully educational wildlife spotting is. :))

John