'Darter' in Japanese

Subject: 'Darter' in Japanese
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 00:43:36 +1100

According to my Japanese Field Guide (Takano, Wild Bird Soc of Japan, Massey et 
al. 1982) there are no Darters normally recorded in Japan.  So there is 
probably not a Japanese name for it - it would be simply "Darter" and written 
in Katakana like other words imported into the language.  I could type out the 
characters but they'd be unintelligible at the other end unless you have a 
Japanese font set installed.
I imagine other birds not historically found in Japan would lack Japanese 
names, so most Australian species would simply be designated by there usual 
english name.

The guide listed above contains English, Latin and Japanese names for all 
regular Japanese species.


"Alan Gillanders" <> on Mon, 17 Mar 2003 
18:33:34 +1000 wrote:
> Hello,
> Can anyone tell me what the Japanese call a Darter? Indeed where my Japanese 
> friend can find a list of Australian birds in Japanese and or German with 
> English or Latin names as well of course.
> Regards,
> Alan Gillanders
> Alan's Wildlife Tours
> On the beautiful Atherton Tablelands
> 145* 33' 25"E  17* 16' 40"S
> (07) 4095 3784

Russell Woodford
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