'Darter' in Japanese

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Subject: 'Darter' in Japanese
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:31:19 +0930
There is a partial list of Japanese bird names in my 1996 'Birds of 
Darwin Mangroves and Mudflats'.  Hhowever the book is now out of print 
and I'd need to type out the list - can you wait a few days?  I also have 
a full list of Top End bird names in Japanese on file (courtesy of Shogo 
Matsui who worked on 'Birds of Japan' with Tanako) - I'm not sure where 
it is but I'll have a look.

>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 
>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
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>> (07) 4095 3784
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