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Author Jobling, James A.

Title The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names : from aalge to zusii / James A. Jobling
Published London : Christopher Helm, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (432 pages)
Summary Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or a plumage feature, while others are named after theirdiscoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. Thisextraordinary work of reference lists the generic and specific name foralmost every species of bird in the world and gives its meaning andderivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details areprovided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientificnames. This fascinating book is an outstanding source of informationwhich will both educate and inform, and may even help to understandbirds
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-432)
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Subject Birds -- Dictionaries -- Latin, Medieval and modern
Birds -- Nomenclature.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010399409
ISBN 1408125013 (hbk.)
1408133261 (electronic bk.)
9781408125014 (hbk.)
9781408133262 (electronic bk.)