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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 25th July 2020, 10:02
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, As indicated in #1, this thread just shows...

Björn,
As indicated in #1, this thread just shows some of the major additions and amendments to my Key MS (which currently stands at 3,742 pages and over 1,400,000 words). There will be even more...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 25th July 2020, 09:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Yes, typo in Bulletin 8, but not in Key MS. It...

Yes, typo in Bulletin 8, but not in Key MS. It will soon be Christmas!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th July 2020, 16:57
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 8: sic transit gloria mundi alvaresi •...

Bulletin 8: sic transit gloria mundi
alvaresi
• Mauricio Álvarez Rebolledo (fl. 2005) Colombian ornithologist, conservationist (Grallaria).
centralis
L. centralis, centrale central, in the middle ...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th July 2020, 16:49
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By James Jobling
From my Key MS (where gravesi is not new) gravesi...

From my Key MS (where gravesi is not new)
gravesi Dr Gary Russell Graves (fl. 2010) US ornithologist (subsp. Cinnycerthia fulva, Grallaria).
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 19th July 2020, 08:40
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Jan, Thanks for your insight. I have amended the...

Jan,
Thanks for your insight. I have amended the initial text of Malacurus in the Key MS as follows: "Gr. μαλακος malakos soft; ουρα oura tail; perhaps a lapsus for misremembered Malurus, but if...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 18th July 2020, 14:34
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Much appreciated, Jan. Despite all my cribs I...

Much appreciated, Jan. Despite all my cribs I still have problems with Fraktur, hence feltsam instead of seltsam. The other two are pure misreadings/typos. Key MS corrected.
Currently working out...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 20:44
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 7: ... more recent additions and...

Bulletin 7: ... more recent additions and supplemental material
Charmosynoides
(syn. Charmosyna † Duchess Lorikeet C. margarethae) Genus Charmosyna Wagler, 1832, lorikeet; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs ...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th July 2020, 18:27
Replies: 267
Views: 146,556
Posted By James Jobling
Le N. Many thanks for your quick reply (if you...

Le N.
Many thanks for your quick reply (if you send me a private post with your given name, I shall be happy to acknowledge this contribution - and in the future). If you have access to the paper,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th July 2020, 17:44
Replies: 267
Views: 146,556
Posted By James Jobling
Lorikeets; Joseph et al. 2020. Etymologies of...

Lorikeets; Joseph et al. 2020. Etymologies of new genera.
Synorhacma is an anagram of genus Charmosyna.
Charmosynoides is genus Charmosyna + Gr. -oides, resembling.
Saudareos has the look of an...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 15:11
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By James Jobling
Back to the fray. The only English substantive...

Back to the fray. The only English substantive names that evoke 'small' and immediately spring to mind are Merlin, Monklet, Murrelet, and Sanderling, whilst Bullfinch signifies a 'hefty' finch. ...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 09:40
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By James Jobling
The specific epithets intermedia, -us, have over...

The specific epithets intermedia, -us, have over 110 entries in the scientific index to HBW Special Volume, 2013, where media, -us, have over 20 entries, and affine, affinis over 80. Note also...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 14th July 2020, 18:21
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By James Jobling
Key MS: Mesites (syn. Mesitornis † White-breasted...

Key MS:
Mesites (syn. Mesitornis † White-breasted Mesite M. variegatus) Gr. μεσιτης mesitēs in a middle position < μεσος mesos middle; "Genre MÉSITE, MESITES. M. Isidore Geoffroy montre que ce...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 14th July 2020, 12:01
Replies: 59
Views: 7,607
Posted By James Jobling
Ronsil, René. 1948-1949. Bibliographie...

Ronsil, René. 1948-1949. Bibliographie Ornithologique Française. Travaux publiés en langue française et en latin en France et dans les Colonies Françaises de 1473 à 1944. Encyclopédie...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 14th July 2020, 11:56
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 6: ... additions and supplemental...

Bulletin 6: ... additions and supplemental material
burleyi
Prof. David V. Burley (fl. 2020) Canadian palaeontologist (‡ Tongoenas).
Drymoedus
(syn. Drymodes † Papuan Scrub-robin D. beccarii)...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:50
Replies: 212
Views: 17,853
Posted By James Jobling
Pedant's Corner (per SOED). Penduline, from...

Pedant's Corner (per SOED). Penduline, from Latin pendulus and the French penduline, was first used as an English word at the very beginning of the 19th century and applied to a bird that built a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 4th July 2020, 09:48
Replies: 212
Views: 17,853
Posted By James Jobling
As it was foretold....... Never mind the...

As it was foretold.......
Never mind the apparently innocent McCown, I am surprised that some fastidious soul has not protested against the use of 'Longspur,' with its obvious connotations of the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 1st July 2020, 13:56
Replies: 212
Views: 17,853
Posted By James Jobling
It saddens me to observe that the AOS has chosen...

It saddens me to observe that the AOS has chosen to enter the lists of political correctness and ponder "potentially offensive eponyms and other names." If they wage war against supposed slavers,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 1st July 2020, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By James Jobling
Current Key entries; Macartneya (syn. Lophura †...

Current Key entries;
Macartneya
(syn. Lophura † Crested Fireback Pheasant L.ignita) George 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) British diplomat, colonial administrator, Envoy to Russia 1764-1768, Chief...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 30th June 2020, 09:37
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By James Jobling
Current Key entries: madzoedi Madzoed or Madzud...

Current Key entries:
madzoedi
Madzoed or Madzud (fl. 1929) Javanese preparator at Zoologisch Mus. Buitenzorg, collector in the East Indies (cf. “Named for a Sudanese [sic] collector” (Richmond Card...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 20:05
Replies: 560
Views: 25,212
Posted By James Jobling
It would be interesting to learn what the...

It would be interesting to learn what the Javanese name Pirik means. I had always assumed it was onomatopoeic, but perhaps it stands for "caterpillar-eater"?!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:24
Replies: 560
Views: 25,212
Posted By James Jobling
Latin urica and uruca are readings (i.e....

Latin urica and uruca are readings (i.e. variants) for eruca caterpillar, canker-worm.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 17th June 2020, 17:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By James Jobling
Bulletin 5: .... major amendments and...

Bulletin 5: .... major amendments and supplemental material
gutierrezi
Maj. Dionisio Gutierrez (b. 1891) Philippine Army/Constabulary, Gov. of Cotabato (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn....
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 15th June 2020, 15:16
Replies: 560
Views: 25,212
Posted By James Jobling
I am not sure of the actress/courtesan Mlle....

I am not sure of the actress/courtesan Mlle. George as our georginae. She was, apparently, given a pension by Jerome Bonaparte (not Joseph Bonaparte who died 1844), and so her link with the Prince...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 14th June 2020, 14:55
Replies: 31
Views: 1,421
Posted By James Jobling
I undertook various Finds through my Key MS but,...

I undertook various Finds through my Key MS but, alas, no further eponyms for the Bertonis.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 14th June 2020, 09:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By James Jobling
I note that some modern authors use Nystactes...

I note that some modern authors use Nystactes Gloger, 1827, who considered Tamatia Cuvier, 1817, barbarous. Tamatia is based on a Tupi name for the Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius.
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