A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names by James A. Jobling PDF

By James A. Jobling

ISBN-10: 0198546343

ISBN-13: 9780198546344

Containing over 8,500 entries, A Dictionary of clinical chook Names is the 1st booklet to provide an explanation for the derivation and which means of all legitimate medical chicken names. This beneficial reference defines every one identify half individually to prevent the confusion of destiny revisions--a identify like Passer domesticus will merely be stumbled on because the separate entries Passer (sparrow) and domesticus (domestic). different entries offer attention-grabbing information and priceless details. We study, for instance, that lewis is derived from explorer Meriwether Lewis, and decussatus shows chicken 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 huge cross-references, A Dictionary of poultry Names will discover a everlasting position on any bird-lover's shelf.

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Aureus, golden; cinctus, girdled, wreathed (cingere, to encircle). aureodorsalis L. aureus, golden; Med. L. dorsalis, dorsal, -backed (L. dorsum, the back). aureolus L. aureolus, golden, goldcoloured, brilliant (dim. of aureus, golden). aureolimbatum L. aureus, golden; limbatus, edged, bordered (limbus, a border or fringe); ref. yellow flanks or sides of the Yellow-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum. aureonucha L. aureus, golden; Med. L. nucha, the nape (Arabic nukha, spinal marrow). aureopectus L. aureus, golden; pectus, the breast.

Baeticus or boeticus, brown; L. -atus, possessing. baeri After 1 Karl Ernst von Baer (17921876) Prussian embryologist, geographer, and explorer in Siberia under Russian auspices (Aythya). 2 G. A. Baer (18391918) French naturalist and collector in Peru and Brazil (Asthenes, Compsospiza, Leucippus, Paroaria). baglafecht French name Le Baglafecht given to the Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus by Buffon (1770); probably from a native Abyssinian name. bahamensis After the Bahama Islands in the West Indies. baileyi After V.

Anser, a goose. Anseranas Genus Anser, a goose; genus Anas, a duck. ansorgei After W. J. Ansorge (18501913) traveller, collector in Angola 1905, 1909, and author (Under the African sun,1899). antarctica /antarcticus L. antarcticus, southern, opposite to the north; alludes to species with a southern distribution in South America (Anthus, Catharacta, Cinclodes, Geositta, Rallus) and Australia (Lopholaimus) as well as those (Pygoscelis, Thalassoica) that actually breed on the Antarctic continent. antelius Gr.

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