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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 22:57
Replies: 74
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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: 1,011
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 563
Views: 25,953
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: 225
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 74
Views: 3,017
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: 15
Views: 1,264
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: 15
Views: 1,264
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: 15
Views: 1,264
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...
Forum: Bird Paleontology Saturday 29th August 2020, 22:19
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks Fred. New Key MS entry: montanei Prof....

Thanks Fred. New Key MS entry:
montanei
Prof. Julio Cesar Montané Martí (1927-2013) Chilean archaeologist (Fred Ruhe in litt.) (‡ Fulica).
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 28th August 2020, 08:07
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By James Jobling
My Key MS has: mackenziei • Maj. Finlay Simon...

My Key MS has:
mackenziei
• Maj. Finlay Simon Mackenzie (d. 1963) British Army, Laird of South Uist, hotelier, naturalist (syn. Emberiza schoeniclus).
• E. K. Mackenzie (fl. 1954) of the Game and...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 25th August 2020, 15:14
Replies: 912
Views: 128,978
Posted By James Jobling
Hi Owen, Like your photos. Your photo (#892) of...

Hi Owen,
Like your photos. Your photo (#892) of "Common Sandpiper," however, shows a Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 23rd August 2020, 12:27
Replies: 276
Views: 31,557
Posted By James Jobling
I was always impressed by Alain Dubois's, 2011,...

I was always impressed by Alain Dubois's, 2011, 'The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature must be drastically improved before it is too late,' Bionomina, 2, 1-104, and his plea for euphony...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 21st August 2020, 17:27
Replies: 276
Views: 31,557
Posted By James Jobling
"Nomina oblita" was used in the Bulletin heading...

"Nomina oblita" was used in the Bulletin heading purely as a literary device. It was not meant in a nomenclatural sense, and was not used in the various Key MS entries, so does not need defending.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 21st August 2020, 10:34
Replies: 74
Views: 3,017
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 12: Thanks to Laurent for this...

Bulletin 12: Thanks to Laurent for this fascinating group of nomina oblita (see Subforum 'Names lacking in the Key,' # 262).

Andrornis
(syn. Periparus † Coal Tit P. ater) Gr. ανηρ anēr, ανδρος...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 21st August 2020, 07:44
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By James Jobling
The copy birth certificate provided by Paul is in...

The copy birth certificate provided by Paul is in Church Latin. For my Key MS I have given Machik's names in the equivalent Hungarian, Gyula György Imre Machik.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 20th August 2020, 18:25
Replies: 276
Views: 31,557
Posted By James Jobling
All hail Laurent, Thane of Bruxelles, that shalt...

All hail Laurent, Thane of Bruxelles, that shalt be King hereafter (with apologies to Shakespeare). I have also galloped through Kaup's Grundriss, but, apart from a few typos (Cocca (?vernacular),...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 20th August 2020, 13:48
Replies: 276
Views: 31,557
Posted By James Jobling
Laurent Many thanks for locating Kaup's...

Laurent
Many thanks for locating Kaup's Grundriss. We can all look forward to spending happy hours going through it. My Key MS will be updated, duly acknowledged.
Stay safe.
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