Scientific Bird Names.

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Subject: Scientific Bird Names.
From: "Stuart Fairbairn" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 14:30:51 +1000
There is "A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names" , published by Oxford in
the US in 1991 author James A. Jobling. ISBN 0-19-854634-3. That has the
translation of the individual words of the name. eg Australian Magpie,
Gymnorhina tibicen.      Gymnorhina  Gr gumnos, bare, naked; rhinos, the
Tibicen  L tubicen, a trumpeter.

Hope that helps.

Stuart Fairbairn, Sydney.
Yes I know I should use italics but format would not let me.

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