What is roost?

  • (verb): Settle down or stay, as if on a roost.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Birds (class Aves) are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. With around 10,000 living species, they are the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates. All present species belong to the subclass Neornithes, and inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds emerged within theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. Paleontologists regard birds as the only clade of dinosaurs to have survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago.

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Jimmy Jones (pianist) - Discography - As Sideman
... Stitt New York Jazz (Verve, 1956) The Saxophones of Sonny Stitt (Roost, 1958) A Little Bit of Stitt (Roost, 1959) The Sonny Side of Stitt (Roost, 1959) Stittsville (Roost, 1960) Sonny Side Up (Ro ...
Roost - Relationship With Humans - Conservation
... The most commonly cited human threat to birds is habitat loss ... Other threats include overhunting, accidental mortality due to structural collisions or long-line fishing bycatch, pollution (including oil spills and pesticide use), competition and predation from nonnative invasive species, and climate change ...
Buzzard Roost, Alabama - History
... Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Bench Chief built his stand in Buzzard Roost in 1801, and he ran an inn with his family ... He is credited with changing the name from Buzzard Sleep to Buzzard Roost ... Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge, built over Buzzard Roost Creek in 1860, was 94 ft ...
Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat - Behavior
... Lesser short-nosed fruit bats prefer to roost in small groups in trees, under leaves, and in caves ... Young males may roost alone ... It is common for one male to roost with up to four females ...
Bugle Rock - Fruit Bats
... Specialist Group 1996) have been recorded in roost trees (Ficus sp ... ((Artocarpus heterophyllus) in the garden, tree groups and protected areas with a roost size of 650–710 ... The roost trees, about 20–25 and generally 30–40 feet (9.1–12.2 m) tall, are in the central area of the park and are 50–60 years old ...

More definitions of "roost":

  • (noun): A shelter with perches for fowl or other birds.
  • (noun): A perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep.
  • (verb): Sit, as on a branch.
    Synonyms: perch, rest

Famous quotes containing the word roost:

    “Our snowstorms as a rule
    Aren’t looked on as man-killers, and although
    I’d rather be the beast that sleeps the sleep
    Under it all, his door sealed up and lost,
    Than the man fighting it to keep above it,
    Yet think of the small birds at roost and not
    In nests....”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)