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The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names : from aalge to zusii

  title={The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names : from aalge to zusii},
  author={J. Jobling},
Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or a plumage feature, while others are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This extraordinary work of reference lists the generic and specific name for almost every species of bird in the world and gives its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientific names. This fascinating book is… Expand
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The Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME)
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The Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME)
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Terminology as an Obstacle to Specialized Knowledge Comprehensibility
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Daily food-intake and activity patterns of wintering common cranes (Grus grus) in wetlands of Khushab and Bahawalnagar Punjab, Pakistan
It was concluded that in these non breeding migratory cranes time spent for feeding was more than 55% in September, 2015 to April, 2016. Expand