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Old Saturday 3rd March 2012, 10:10   #1
James Jobling
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Etymology of scientific bird names

Although a computer tyro only newly registered in BirdForum I have benefited from browsing the many threads in the Taxonomy & Nomenclature Forum (e.g. the recent introduction to new genera created by Balatskiy). As author of A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (1991), and the Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010, 2011 reprint with corrections), I would like to share the large data base that I have accumulated for a projected 3rd edition (A Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology) and be pleased to help enquirers. I also have some information on English substantive names, but those files are in an early stage of development and not as complete.
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