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BBC Wildlife Magazine - - CONTENTS -

ACROSS

8 ___ para­keet, New World bird ex­tinct since 1918 (8)

9 ___ bullfinch, song­bird en­demic to São Miguel Is­land (6) 10 Spar­rowhawk-like raptor of Asia and Africa; also known as the lit­tle banded goshawk (6)

11 Tufted plant of the genus Lolium (8) 12 Ed­i­ble tap­root of Beta vulgaris with pink/pur­ple flesh (8)

13 One of the three recog­nised sub­species of Asian ele­phant (6)

14 My Fam­ily ___, 1956 Ger­ald Dur­rell mem­oir (3, 5, 7)

18 Song­bird that may be bare-faced or hairy-backed (6)

20 Young clover, such as Tri­folium du­bium; sym­bol of Ire­land (8) 23 Large crus­tacean, chiefly found in cold seas (4, 4)

24 Mi­gra­tory fish-eat­ing raptor, present at Rut­land Wa­ter from March to Septem­ber (6) 25 African bird such as plan­tain-eater and go-away (6)

26 Small tree some­times known as golden rain (8)

DOWN

1 Eurasian shrub genus, noted for its scented flowers and bright berries (6)

2 Aus­tralasian par­rot that may be Ma­jor Mitchell’s (8)

3 ___ pheas­ant, game­bird en­demic to Tai­wan (6)

4 Bulky finch with a par­rot-like bill that feeds on conifer seeds (6, 9)

5 Flow­er­ing peren­nial herb, pop­u­lar with hov­er­flies; used to treat sleep dis­or­ders (8)

6 ___ ground-weaver, rare dwarf spi­der, en­demic to the UK (6) 7 Gas­tro­pod mol­lusc such as a whelk or abalone (3, 5) 15 Ma­rine mol­lusc often con­sid­ered a ‘liv­ing fos­sil’ (8)

16 Par­a­sitic plant also called com­mon broom­rape (8) 17 Brown owl of New Zealand, re­lated to the Aus­tralian boo­book (8) 19 Wa­ter plant in the Wolffiella genus of duck­weeds (6) 21 Sin­gle-celled or­gan­ism that has the abil­ity to al­ter its shape (6) 22 Genus of tiny 7 Down (6)

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