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Forum: Mammals Friday 21st February 2020, 23:21
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hello Paul, From the little book "Madrikh...

Hello Paul,
From the little book "Madrikh hayonaquim bisrael" (Guide to the Mammals of Israel, Jerusalem, 1993) I took these notes: Mountain gazelle, Gazella gazella, two subspecies, nominate gazella...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 14th February 2020, 22:03
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Just to get somewhat familiar with the Algerian...

Just to get somewhat familiar with the Algerian raptorial avifauna, nice observations of African bird species from further southward: (from site Birds in Algeria, older posts):

Tawny Eagle (Aquila...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 13th February 2020, 23:29
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
In my opinion a full description, with a type...

In my opinion a full description, with a type specimen and type locality etc. would be needed to substitute colsoni for adalberti. Anyway, Bailly's description is far from satisfactory so as to...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 10th February 2020, 19:52
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Minor correction: for Corporis staturà...

Minor correction:
for
Corporis staturà præcipitatæ speciei
read
Corporis staturà præcitatæ speciei = body size of forementioned species

Full translation of description: Nearest to Aquila fulva...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 10th February 2020, 16:48
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Reaction from the secretary,...

Reaction from the secretary, wonderful!

Bonjour,
J'ai trouvé ce qui semble être l'article que vous recherchez dans le bulletin n°5, année 1849.
Il se nomme en effet "Description d'une nouvelle...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 10th February 2020, 13:33
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quote Björn: <It's apparently also found in the...

Quote Björn:
<It's apparently also found in the US, in the Smithsonian Library (for loan); here alt. here, alt. for sale (here), at a bargain price of only 400 EUR!
Maybe the easiest way is to...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 7th February 2020, 23:01
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Colson, Savoie, Eagle

In vol.2, pt.6, of his well-known Index Animalium, Charles Davies Sherborn lists on p.1406 an Aquila colsonii, with reference: J.B.Bailly, Bull.Soc.H.N.Savoie, I, 1850, 65. I got the impression that...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 5th February 2020, 18:44
Replies: 448
Views: 18,635
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Excellent, voortreffelijk (förträfflig), Björn!...

Excellent, voortreffelijk (förträfflig), Björn! The description makes you eager to get a view of those paintings.
Jan van der Brugge
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 5th February 2020, 16:23
Replies: 448
Views: 18,635
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quotes: But ... Jan, where did you find him as...

Quotes:
But ... Jan, where did you find him as "Friedrich" ... Just curious
Björn

I assumed Friedrich, since Fritz is a familiar form of that name (like Jim for James, Heinz for Heinrich,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 3rd February 2020, 21:27
Replies: 448
Views: 18,635
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Fritz Hauser died young from lung disease,...

Fritz Hauser died young from lung disease, 27.04.1900

I just read the text which Martin had indicated for Die Gefiederte Welt. There is no doubt that the Fritz Hauser of this source is the one whom...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 3rd February 2020, 00:01
Replies: 448
Views: 18,635
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quote: Anyone keen? Björn Ja, ich...

Quote: Anyone keen? Björn

Ja, ich selbstverständlich! Well, seriously and modestly now:

From HBW Key to scientific names:
hauseri
Eponym (Kleinschmidt 1920, Falco, 16, 4); doubtless after a member...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hello, cheerful (and other readers), After...

Hello, cheerful (and other readers),
After reading your reaction to all positive and chill messages, I feel I should express my appreciation for your honest and reasonable explanation. Of course, any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th January 2020, 15:39
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By janvanderbrugge
alertness

Quote Simon Wates: the bird is on Mimosa pudica - the sensitive plant ;)

Hello Simon,
Just to let you know that I, as a fairly allround naturalist, like such details. It keeps you alert to taking...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th January 2020, 21:40
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Seriously, it has been quite enlightening to read...

Seriously, it has been quite enlightening to read all these views - a lot of them supplied with motivation - of so many experts in ornithological activities, like identification (from photos). I...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 26th January 2020, 16:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By janvanderbrugge
We all learn from our errors . . . The text...

We all learn from our errors . . .

The text given by or referred to by Laurent and Björn gave me reason to look up things in my Hebrew Old Testament Bible, because of the botanical name Malva. There...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Shalom, Alex, This is a female Linnet, of the...

Shalom, Alex,
This is a female Linnet, of the Middle-East subspecies Acanthis (Carduelis) cannabina bella. The Hebrew name is Tapukhit; I couldn't well explain the name, seems related to tapuakh =...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 25th January 2020, 16:53
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hello Laurent, Reading your remarks, I...

Hello Laurent,
Reading your remarks, I immediately thought of the linguistically rather horrifying list of Th. van Swinderen, mentioned below, but the "Mealy Swallow" is not there. Van Swinderen (not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 16:14
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hallo Oscar, The bird of your picture is a...

Hallo Oscar,
The bird of your picture is a Dunnock or Hedge Sparrow (Heggenmus in our own language), immediately recognizable for its narrow pointed bill; in summer insectivorous, in winter it also...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 25th January 2020, 13:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Björn speaking: "Just an idea, a pure speculation...

Björn speaking: "Just an idea, a pure speculation (with nothing, absolutely nothing, backing it up)"

Hi Björn, take care, Mehlschwalbe is not Dutch, not even Double Dutch . . . It is the German name...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th January 2020, 19:18
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Guten Abend, Martin, Thank you very much for your...

Guten Abend, Martin,
Thank you very much for your reaction. The Persian dictionary which I mentioned, has Arabic spelling of course, next to the western one, and for my book Birds of Iran I can say...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 24th January 2020, 17:53
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hello Jono, Check Stereum hirsutum. I don't find...

Hello Jono,
Check Stereum hirsutum. I don't find the English name right now. Anyway, not edible, like Laetiporus.
Regards, Jan van der Brugge
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 23rd January 2020, 22:47
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Smile Single-handed (but together we're strong . . .)

Paging through a voluminous English-Persian dictionary (Steingass, 1892, 4th. imp. 1957) I found under jaftak = A heron, this miraculous "species" (p.365):
"Jaftak juftak, A sort of bird that is said...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 20th January 2020, 15:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Those were the days, my friends . . . Allow me...

Those were the days, my friends . . .

Allow me to share with you the memory of an earlier "melba" discussion. In "A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names" of 1991, James Jobling (living in Welwyn...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 19th January 2020, 15:55
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Cher Laurent, Spasibo, many thanks for this fully...

Cher Laurent,
Spasibo, many thanks for this fully enlightening explanation to my questions and remarks, and the splendid formulation. It is wonderful to be able to rely on such sources like you at...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 18th January 2020, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Ekstra zapis' to Severtzov (Russian zapis' =...

Ekstra zapis' to Severtzov (Russian zapis' = note, entry, zapiski = transactions, proceedings)
(Björn, keep reading for the etymological element of my message . . .!)

The combination Severtzov +...
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