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By James A. Jobling

ISBN-10: 0198546343

ISBN-13: 9780198546344

Containing over 8,500 entries, A Dictionary of clinical poultry Names is the 1st e-book to provide an explanation for the derivation and that means of all legitimate medical poultry names. This worthy reference defines every one identify half individually to prevent the confusion of destiny revisions--a identify like Passer domesticus will purely be came upon because the separate entries Passer (sparrow) and domesticus (domestic). different entries supply attention-grabbing information and necessary info. We research, 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 point in their habitat, nutrients, or voice.
With an entire bibliography and vast cross-references, A Dictionary of chicken 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.

Antios, different; oura, the tail; the tail feathers of the Pit-sweet Caprimulgus maculicaudus are much broader and wider terminally than basally (the reverse is the case in related genera) and their pattern was considered peculiar. antoniae After Antonia Zeledón (fl. 1884) sister of collector José Zeledón. Antrostomus Gr. antron, a cavern; stoma, the mouth. 35 36 Anumbius Güarani (Paraguayan) Indian name añumbi or güirá anumbi for the Añumbi or Firewood-gatherer A. annumbÃ− (v. mocino).

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. antelios, eastern. Anthipes Genus Anthus, pipit; L. pes, the foot. Anthobaphes Gr. anthobaphes, bright-coloured, flower-coloured. Anthocephala Gr. anthos, a flower, a bloom; -kephalos, headed.

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