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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Today, 15:12
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Posted By James Jobling
Key MS has: faeroeensis / faeroensis Færoe or...

Key MS has:

faeroeensis / faeroensis
Færoe or Faroe Is. (Danish Færøerne), North Atlantic Ocean.

faroeensis
Færoe Is.

faroensis
• Faro, Rio Jamundá / Rio Nhamundá, Pará, Brazil (syn. Cyphorhinus...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 17th October 2020, 10:59
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Yes, merely time-saving for the Bulletins only. ...

Yes, merely time-saving for the Bulletins only. My Key MS has the full range, but it doesn't automatically "translate" to BirdForum. The BOWKey will have the full range of italics, bold, etc. etc.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 17th October 2020, 09:20
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 18; These bulletins highlight further...

Bulletin 18; These bulletins highlight further text and corrections to my Key MS. This information, together with numerous excluded smaller items (mainly eponymic minutiae, type fixations, typos),...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 11th October 2020, 09:24
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Mark, I am not going crazy, neither am I (yet)...

Mark,
I am not going crazy, neither am I (yet) subject to too much Sauvignon Blanc. All my Bulletin headers are famous quotations, chosen mainly because they include the word 'name'. Anais...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 10th October 2020, 19:42
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 17; If thou hast no name to be known by,...

Bulletin 17; If thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!

Anais [new sub-entry]
• (syn. Colibri † Green Violet-ear C. thalassinus cyanotus) "1537. Petasophora, Gr. — a. Anais,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 8th October 2020, 13:19
Replies: 603
Views: 159,283
Posted By James Jobling
Just taken delivery of All the Birds of the...

Just taken delivery of All the Birds of the World, and Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World. Hope they were worth the wait, but they were discounted and post-free!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 4th October 2020, 08:04
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, Yes, is the answer to your question also. ...

Björn,
Yes, is the answer to your question also. "All but forgotten" = almost forgotten or very very close to being forgotten. Poor Mychrorynchus! The memorial service will be held at...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 3rd October 2020, 22:09
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
lereboulleti. Yes, is the answer to your...

lereboulleti. Yes, is the answer to your questions. These Bulletins only refer to additional material to existing headers, and corrections (e.g. to type species). Although Saucerotte's name is...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 3rd October 2020, 15:26
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 16: Who seek by trophies and dead...

Bulletin 16: Who seek by trophies and dead things, to leave a living name behind.

Anactoria [updated]
(syn. Heliangelus † Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ανακτοριος anaktorios royal <...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 22:57
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 15: The glory and the nothing of a...

Bulletin 15: The glory and the nothing of a name.
Cornell are progressing the development of the Key, working on a solution to bring the taxonomy out in front of the subscription service (i.e. so...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 19:45
Replies: 65
Views: 1,235
Posted By James Jobling
The Ring-billed Gull was named after the Delaware...

The Ring-billed Gull was named after the Delaware River, the Ural Owl after the mountains. I mention the more generalised River Warbler, River Tern, Riverbank Warbler, Fly River Grassbird, African...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 14th September 2020, 14:28
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
As soon as my PS was posted I knew the answer was...

As soon as my PS was posted I knew the answer was no to any sort of tautonymy! The heat must be getting to me - lead me to a quiet, cool room with a couple of bottles of Cloudy Bay.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 14th September 2020, 12:18
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Laurent, many thanks for elucidating Brachyurus. ...

Laurent, many thanks for elucidating Brachyurus. Originally I had doubts about the synonymy with Conopophaga, but followed Hellmayr blindly - so much to do, so little time. The Key MS entry has...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 14th September 2020, 09:09
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, I agree that Lichtenstein was not wholly...

Björn,
I agree that Lichtenstein was not wholly consistent in his treatment of specific epithets. However, both Chloris, for Greenfinch or anything greenish, and Chloropus, for Moorhen, were used as...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 13th September 2020, 17:41
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bjorn, Sorry, but I saw "Old Tswana and new...

Bjorn,
Sorry, but I saw "Old Tswana and new Latin" and assumed it referred to the 1990 paper, of which I have a copy. In fact, the Botswana Notes paper 1991 is a shortened version of the original,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 13th September 2020, 13:41
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 14: There be of them, that have left a...

Bulletin 14: There be of them, that have left a name behind them

Anabasitta [updated]
(syn. Margarornis † Pearled Treerunner M. squamiger) Portmanteau of genera Anabates Temminck, 1820, spinetail,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 13th September 2020, 09:18
Replies: 564
Views: 26,567
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, Thanks for this. A photocopy of Cole's...

Björn,
Thanks for this. A photocopy of Cole's paper has been languishing in my library for some years, but I obviously skimmed through it and certainly missed licua! I haven't seen Rookmaaker 2017...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 9th September 2020, 13:02
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By James Jobling
Derek Goodwin, "Pigeons and Doves of the World."(BM Nat. Hist.)

Normand David has asked me to enquire if any reader out there has a copy/copies of the following editions/reprints (i.e. not the first edition 1967) of the above book, 1970, 1977, 1983, and would...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 6th September 2020, 08:50
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Cyanurus. Food for thought here, Laurent, for...

Cyanurus.
Food for thought here, Laurent, for which many thanks. Presently I am following the nomenclature in the HBW-BLI Illustrated Checklist, which subsumes Calocitta in Cyanocorax.. When,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 5th September 2020, 13:33
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
In ornithology catamena / catamene / Catamenia /...

In ornithology catamena / catamene / Catamenia / catamenia all allude to the rufous or red (i.e. bloody) vent of the relevant bird.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 5th September 2020, 10:41
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, your word is my command. Key MS now...

Björn, your word is my command. Key MS now reads,
catamena / catamene
Gr. καταμηνια katamēnia menstrual, menstruous < κατα kata in relation to; μην mēn, μηνος mēnos month.
• "I cannot make out...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 4th September 2020, 14:50
Replies: 92
Views: 3,823
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 13: A thousand shall fall at thy side...

Bulletin 13: A thousand shall fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Ampelis [new sub-entry]
• (syn. Cotinga † Purple-breasted Cotinga C. cotinga)...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 3rd September 2020, 19:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By James Jobling
Yes, I had seen 'buccolingual' as a medical term,...

Yes, I had seen 'buccolingual' as a medical term, but thought I would coin 'linguabuccal' for the humorous tongue-in-cheek. I try to coin at least one new word every decade (but who remembers my...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By James Jobling
My question (#2) was rhetorical and linguabuccal....

My question (#2) was rhetorical and linguabuccal. I had ordered both works together, and am willing to wait until both are available, that being the environmentally friendly option (less...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 08:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By James Jobling
I am in a quandary and need Agony Aunt's advice! ...

I am in a quandary and need Agony Aunt's advice! Yesterday I received an email from the Lynx team advising that All the Birds of the World was nearly ready for shipping. However, as I have also...
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