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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 11th August 2020, 16:58
Replies: 69
Views: 1,763
Posted By janvanderbrugge
quote Andy, today at dawn: None here all day...

quote Andy, today at dawn: None here all day until an evening party of 5 was seen high.

Here in Holland, near the German border, 3 specimens circling very high for a few minutes, then off eastward,...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 9th August 2020, 13:53
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Just a nice personal memory: during a birding...

Just a nice personal memory: during a birding trip in Rumania (Danube delta) we walked on a wet meadow where big frogs were hunting, probably on everything which their maw could contain. Doubtless...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Saturday 8th August 2020, 21:54
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Jan O.: Now I am confused, my Field guide...

Jan O.:
Now I am confused, my Field guide (Speybroeck et. al, most authors have pretty Dutch sounding names!) shows only Natrix natrix in the Netherlands, so that's wrong?

Yes, apparently. There...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Saturday 8th August 2020, 15:57
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hello Jan, Nice to read about your experiences...

Hello Jan,
Nice to read about your experiences with the crawling world of lizards, tortoises and snakes. And I can imagine the shyness of searching for them at darkness in eastern Poland, I've been...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th August 2020, 12:13
Replies: 69
Views: 1,763
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Great to see a Swift! Zevenaar, eastern...

Great to see a Swift!

Zevenaar, eastern Netherlands, 13.40h, 1 specimen flying apparently SE, looked blacker than usual against the nearly completely blue sky, only some vague white shades. Heat is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 15:13
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quote Nutcracker: Yes, definitely a Tamarisk; no...

Quote Nutcracker:
Yes, definitely a Tamarisk; no idea which species though (there's lots of them, and they're hard to tell apart!)

Of course Nutcracker is right. Yet, after checking the pictures of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 1st August 2020, 15:27
Replies: 69
Views: 1,763
Posted By janvanderbrugge
The service-mail "Nature Today" which we have in...

The service-mail "Nature Today" which we have in the Netherlands, this morning had a remarkable topic: in a pine tree in a private garden at Hilversum (near Utrecht) Swifts had their nest. Although...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 31st July 2020, 14:14
Replies: 66
Views: 3,064
Posted By janvanderbrugge
"And we need more independent workers on the vine...

"And we need more independent workers on the vine and I will miss you."

Hello Mark,
Thank you for your reaction and the support it contains for all readers. I am pretty old myself, anyway old...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 30th July 2020, 19:21
Replies: 66
Views: 3,064
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Bonsoir, Monsieur Nomenclatoriste, You wrote: "If...

Bonsoir, Monsieur Nomenclatoriste,
You wrote: "If it pays off, I kill myself." Please, do not think of such a thing; the Working Group of Avian Checklist might not even take note of such a terrible...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th July 2020, 14:47
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Latin Lovebird

For a moment I did think of adding this to the thread "Most Beautiful Sounding Birdsong", but I realise hardly anyone of the readers there would agree (nor do I, for that matter).
Try to hum or...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th July 2020, 15:57
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Gonšalo, as I promised: Shikra is not...

Gonšalo, as I promised:
Shikra is not onomatopoeic, I found a few words in a Hindi course and dictionary which obviously are related to the bird's name: shikar, with long a = prey, victim; shikar...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th July 2020, 15:09
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Bom dia, Gonšalo, Evidently you missed the...

Bom dia, Gonšalo,
Evidently you missed the "broader view" in this case; the same species of Accipiter lives in India and Shikra is the Hindi name for it, or more precisely, for the female; the male...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 20th July 2020, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quote: Remember that for several hundred years...

Quote:
Remember that for several hundred years there was a strong Scandinavian influence in Scotland and other areas of the British isles. That kind of thing often is recognizable in certain words...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 18th July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hi James, I have been too much focused on the...

Hi James, I have been too much focused on the errors in the quoted German text. Obviously Gloger did not mean Malurus superbus or another actual Malurus species, with his term Florschleif (=...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 18th July 2020, 19:33
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By janvanderbrugge
James, do you like opera music? Well, it does not...

James, do you like opera music? Well, it does not matter really. Verdi's opera Don Carlo is on youtube, open air performance in France, with Montserrat CaballÚ. In the opera there is also a wonderful...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 18th July 2020, 14:04
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By janvanderbrugge
[QUOTE=James Jobling;4033018]Bulletin 7: ... more...

[QUOTE=James Jobling;4033018]Bulletin 7: ... more recent additions and supplemental material

Malacurus
(syn. Malurus ć Superb Fairy-wren M. cyaneus) Gr. μαλακος malakos soft; ουρα oura tail;...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Thursday 16th July 2020, 23:53
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By janvanderbrugge
this small, waxy feeling fungi Hello Steve,...

this small, waxy feeling fungi

Hello Steve, looks like Rhodocollybia butyracea, the dark form, there is also a brown version (asema). I don't know the English name right now, in Dutch it is called...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By janvanderbrugge
History: Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch explorer in...

History: Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch explorer in South Africa (Cape Colony), had served his native country Holland in East Asia before his African trip, so the name maccoa could well be related to Macao....
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 15:11
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hallo Gonšalo (and Martin and other...

Hallo Gonšalo (and Martin and other readers):
Quite right, but the word Diederik was derived from a Dutch personal name, well known in history and somewhat revived nowadays as a Christian name.
The...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 15th July 2020, 15:03
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Hark, a Lark!

SUNNY BIRD, RAISE YOUR VOICE IN LAUD AND PRAISE!

In an earlier topic I have mentioned the name Rzaczynski, because I was puzzled if this Polish classical author had named certain bird species after...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 31st May 2020, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Bom dia, boa tarde, amigos, Just to get some...

Bom dia, boa tarde, amigos,
Just to get some minor things straight: in the text copied by Bj÷rn there are a few errors. The double ll and nn do not fit in Portugese writing, for such sounds (Spanish...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Of course the answer which Mono gave to the...

Of course the answer which Mono gave to the ID-picture is correct, but I wonder if in Jamkat's question the wish for a more specific answer was involved (not specific in ornithological sense). There...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 28th May 2020, 14:06
Replies: 260
Views: 30,460
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Quote James: Thanks, Jan. New entry in Key...

Quote James:
Thanks, Jan. New entry in Key MS.
Thanks also, Fred; interesting remarks about lowei/rowei.

You're welcome, James, Bj÷rn, Fred, as is the added information.

A side-track to Chinese and...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 27th May 2020, 23:03
Replies: 260
Views: 30,460
Posted By janvanderbrugge
Lo how the rows are growing . . . Low in rank and...

Lo how the rows are growing . . . Low in rank and omitted (George Carmichael)?

With the several lowei, lowi and lowii eponyms I found a nice mix-up in my files, so I started a check and tried to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By janvanderbrugge
quote: "Besides, they are cage birds, out of...

quote: "Besides, they are cage birds, out of order in BF, so if you release them, the admins here are prepared to really respond to your questions about exotic species. Cheers, Jan van der...
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