By Ian Fraser
This e-book is for someone with an curiosity in birds, phrases, or the background of Australian biology and birdwatching. It discusses universal and clinical names of each Australian poultry to tease out their meanings--which might be invaluable, lifeless or downright misleading!
The authors research each species: its frequently many--and--varied universal names, its complete medical identify, with derivation, translation and a advisor to pronunciation. tales in the back of the identify are incorporated, in addition to appropriate facets of biology, conservation and heritage. unique descriptions, translated by means of the authors, were sourced for many species.
As good as being a publication approximately names this is often additionally a publication in regards to the heritage of ever-developing understandings of birds, in regards to the those who contributed and, such a lot of all, in regards to the birds themselves.
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