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what kind of animal is a calopet? (spanish/mallorcian)

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updated JUN 20, 2008
posted by ken4

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as you probably know malloquin is a dialect of catalan so i was wondering if this is a purely local word. the same source mentions a bird called a Vascon, which again i have never come across but i assume may be Cettis warbler or Purple Galinule. i'm visiting the island again in Sep[tember so, unless you or anyone else can shed a light on it beforehand, i'll try and run them both down then. any other offers would be welcome.
ken

updated JUN 20, 2008
posted by ken4
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That's a good question. Most of the web presence is in Spanish tourism sites that include the phrase "As for the fauna, there are weasels, tortoises, calopet." But the word doesn't seem to be used anywhere else. I wonder if it is a mistake that has been propagated over and over. If it is a word in a Spanish dialect, I couldn't find it.

updated JUN 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba