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The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names : from aalge to zusii

Author: James A Jobling
Publisher: London : Christopher Helm, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Terminology
Nomenclature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jobling, James A.
Helm dictionary of scientific bird names.
London : Christopher Helm, 2010
(DLC) 2010399409
(OCoLC)499488207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Jobling
ISBN: 9781408133262 1408133261 9781408125014 1408125013
OCLC Number: 659731768
Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
Responsibility: James A. Jobling.

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Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or a plumage feature, while others are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This work of  Read more...

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