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By James A. Jobling

Containing over 8,500 entries, A Dictionary of clinical chook Names is the 1st ebook to give an explanation for the derivation and that means of all legitimate clinical poultry names. This beneficial reference defines each 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 supply interesting info and beneficial details. We examine, for instance, that lewis is derived from explorer Meriwether Lewis, and decussatus exhibits chicken is marked with X-shaped crosses. And an informative creation discusses the ways that birds were named for his or her visual appeal, for somebody or position, or a few point in their habitat, meals, or voice.
With a whole bibliography and broad cross-references, A Dictionary of chook Names will discover a everlasting position on any bird-lover's shelf.

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Bamendae After the town of Bamenda, British Cameroons (Cameroun). Bambusicola Botanical genus Bambusa, bamboo (Malay bambu, bamboo); L. -cola, dweller, inhabitant. Bananivorus French banane, banana (Portuguese banano, banana tree); L. -vorus, devouring. bangsi/Bangsia After Outram Bangs (18631932) US ornithologist and author. banksiana After the Banks Islands, New Hebrides. The islands received their name after Sir Joseph Banks (v. banksii). banksii After Sir Joseph Banks (17431820) British botanist and explorer with Captain Cook 17681771, President of the Royal Society 17781820.

Bebros, eating (bibrosko, to eat); ornis, a bird (cf. bebaios, firm; bebros, stupid). beccarii After Odoardo Beccari (18431920) Italian botanist, explorer, collector, and author.

Basilanica After the island of Basilan, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines. Basileuterus Gr. basileuteros, more kingly (comp. of basileus, a king; applied in classical times to a small bird mentioned by Aristotle, usually identified as the wren Troglodytes, but also conjectured to be a type of warbler Phylloscopus or a goldcrest Regulus). basilica /basilicus 63 64 L. basilicus, royal, splendid (Gr. basilikos, royal; basileus, a king). Basilinna Gr. basilinna, a queen. Basilornis Gr. basileus, a king; ornis, a bird.

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