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List of German vernacular names (1 Viewer)


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I'm not a big fan of the new German list. They somehow managed to include even more eponyms than the English and butchered well-established and perfectly fine names like Großer Brachvogel, Ziegenmelker and Katzenvogel without giving appropriate explanations


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Probably minor, compared to what's being done to the English list, for several reasons.

It's also interesting, that there are German names for e.g Jacana - Blatthühnchen, so it seems that they don't have an issue with using German names for foreign birds.

Melanie, are there any examples where none German words are used in names?

After just a quick scan I found Eremomela, Prinie, Salangane,
Hyliota, Siva and Schama which have no meaning in German. Olive Warbler is basically called deceptive (fake?) warbler

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