Birds, what's in a name? : from accipiter to zoothera : the origin of bird names
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London : Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, 2017.
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Westover - Adult Nonfiction
598 BARRY

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Format
Book
Physical Desc
208 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781925546040, 1925546047

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Includes index.
Description
"This entertaining and informative guide explains the meanings of bird names, many of which have fascinating origins and stories behind them. The universal system of 'scientific' names, based largely on Greek and Latin, is used in all good bird books and assists birdwatchers around the world in figuring out exactly what they are looking at. While some of the names are fairly self-explanatory - such as Troglodytes for wren, meaning 'cave-dweller' - others are more mysterious - Caprimulgus for nightjar, for example, meaning 'goat-sucker'. Covering hundreds of bird species from around the world, Birds: What's In A Name? includes explanations of hundreds of scientific names and common names, as well as delivering a wealth of other facts and trivia relating to the species concerned. In short, it's the most readable and entertaining book on the subject available anywhere."--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Barry, P. (2017). Birds, what's in a name?: from accipiter to zoothera : the origin of bird names . Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barry, Peter, 1947-. 2017. Birds, What's in a Name?: From Accipiter to Zoothera : The Origin of Bird Names. London: Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barry, Peter, 1947-. Birds, What's in a Name?: From Accipiter to Zoothera : The Origin of Bird Names London: Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barry, Peter. Birds, What's in a Name?: From Accipiter to Zoothera : The Origin of Bird Names Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, 2017.

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