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Etimología de los nombres científicos de las aves de Argentina (1 Viewer)

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
Here's a fairly recent work that might be of interest... (even if it's all in Spanish):

Mouchard, Alejandro. 2019. Etimología de los nombres científicos de las aves de Argentina : su significado y origen. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires : Fundación de Historia Natural Félix de Azara. 1st Edition. 392 pages (here).

... a work that lists (and explains the names of) no less than 1042 taxa(!); from No."1. Rhea americana (Linnaeus, 1758) – Ñandú", all the way until No."1042. Passer domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Gorrión".

It also includes many, several references (that might be of interest), listed on pp.383-388, for exemple/s:


Se mencionan las principales obras consultadas, otras referencias figuran intercaladas en el texto.

BARCIA, D. R. 1883. Primer diccionario general etimológico de la lengua es- pañola. Establecimiento Tipográfico Alvaréz Hermanos: Madrid.
GARCÍA, R. 1913. Nomes de aves em lingua tupi – Min. de Agricultura, In- dustria e Commercio: Rio de Janeiro.
GRAY, J. y I. FRASER. 2013. Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide. Csiro Publishing. 352 pp.
JOBLING, J. A. 1991. A Dictionary of scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press: Oxford, New York, Tokyo. 265 pp.
JOBLING, J. A. 2010. Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Christopher Helm: London. 431 pp.
LIRA, J. A. 1941. Diccionario Kechuwa–Español. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán: Tucumán.
NEWTON, A. 1893–1896. A Dictionary of Birds. Adam & Charles Black: London.
ROUNDS, R. S. 1990. Men and Birds in South America. 1492 to 1900. Q. E. D. Press: Fort Bragg, California. 190 pp.

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James Jobling

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Thanks for this very useful publication, full of interesting nuggets and making me brush up on my Spanish. I must get my own copy.
Stay safe and well.

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
You're welcome James!

I'm glad you found it interesting.

And, I hope you didn't miss the link (in post #1), where you can access/download Alejandro Mouchard's extensive Work/Book. But probably not, your comment; "I must get my own copy" was probably about a 'real' Book, a physical copy (a truly better choice for us bibliophiles). ;)

If not, if you're having trouble with the link, I can send/get you your "own" PDF.

Either way: enjoy it!

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