Australian Bird Names

Australian Bird Names

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Australian Bird Names is aimed at anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading! The authors examine every species: its often many-and-varied common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species. As well as being a book about names this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.A Complete Guide Jeannie Gray, Ian Fraser ... The Greek mythological connection a€” poor Narcissus wasting away while admiring his reflection in a pool, then in some versions plunging a knife into his breast a€” is that the Pheasanta#39;s Eyeanbsp;...

Title:Australian Bird Names
Author:Jeannie Gray, Ian Fraser
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2013-05-15


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