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Birds: What's In A Name?
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Peter Barry
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Birds: What's In A Name?

Peter Barry


New Holland

Birds (ornithology);
Wildlife: birds & birdwatching


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Covering 600 bird species from around the world, Birds: What's In A Name? includes explanations for names for everything from avocets (these birds resemble a French lawyer, or L'avocat, with their black-and-white livery) and Chaffinches (its scientific name, coelebs, means 'celibate' a reference to the fact that males and females often gather in separate flocks in winter), to the Great Bustard (Otis tarda means 'slow whiskered bird') and the nightjars (Caprimulgus being a reference to the ancient belief that these birds drank the milk of goats).

By:   Peter Barry
Imprint:   New Holland
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   483g
ISBN:   9781925546040
ISBN 10:   1925546047
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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