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By James A. Jobling

ISBN-10: 0198546343

ISBN-13: 9780198546344

Containing over 8,500 entries, A Dictionary of medical fowl Names is the 1st publication to provide an explanation for the derivation and which means of all legitimate medical chicken names. This invaluable reference defines every one identify half individually to prevent the confusion of destiny revisions--a identify like Passer domesticus will in basic terms be discovered because the separate entries Passer (sparrow) and domesticus (domestic). different entries offer attention-grabbing info and worthy info. We study, for instance, that lewis is derived from explorer Meriwether Lewis, and decussatus exhibits fowl is marked with X-shaped crosses. And an informative advent discusses the ways that birds were named for his or her visual appeal, for somebody or position, or a few element in their habitat, foodstuff, or voice.
With an entire bibliography and wide cross-references, A Dictionary of chook Names will discover a everlasting position on any bird-lover's shelf.

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Aurovirens L. aurum, gold; virens, green. aurulenta/aurulentus L. aurulentus, of the colour of gold (aurum, gold). 55 56 austeni After Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (18341923) British army surveyor who gave his name to the Himalayan peak K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen. australasia L. australis, southern; Asia, Asia; the Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher Halcyon was described from Timor, Indonesia. australe/australis L. australis, southern (auster, austri, the south). Automolus Gr. automolos, solitary, a deserter.

Baillonius After Jean Baillon (17441802) (v. bailloni) and his son Louis Antoine François Baillon (17781855) French naturalist and collector. bailunduensis After Bailunduland, Benguella, southern Angola. bairdi/bairdii After Spencer Fullerton Baird (18231887) US ornithologist, collector, and author (Catalogue of North American birds, 1858). 59 60 bakeri After 1 J. R. Baker (b. 1900) British zoologist in the New Hebrides, 19221934 (Ducula). 2 George Fisher Baker, Jr (18781937) US banker and trustee of American Museum of Natural History (Sericulus).

Aner, andros, a man; philos, loving, fond of). anerythra Gr. aneruthriao, to blush, to begin to blush. angelae After Angela Kay Kepler (fl. 1972) US ornithologist, field-worker, and collector. angelinae After Angeline Bartels (fl. 1912) wife of Dutch zoologist and author Max Bartels. angolensis After Angola (Mbundu native name ngola, title of the rulers of the kingdom of Ndongo). In the case of Oryzoborus the toponym is erroneous. anguitimens L. Anguitinens, the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent-holder; ref.

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