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Dictionary of Birds of the United States Scientific and Commom Names

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ISBN-10: 0881926000

ISBN-13: 9780881926002

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joel Ellis Holloway, George Miksch Sutton

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This is the most complete and up-to-date dictionary of names of American birds available. With more than 900 entries, all the resident birds of the 50 states are included, as well as escaped, exotic, and rare visitors. Including the etymologies and meanings of scientific and common names, it will be an indispensable reference for both scholars and amateur birders. The dictionary is the only work of this type that brings the derivation of scientific bird names back to the original Greek. Other names are traced, for example, to Old English, French, Portuguese, or native languages. Names sometimes reflect the birds' behavior, physical appearance, habitat, or the sound of their calls. Some…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

George Miksch Sutton (1898–1982) was George Lynn Cross Research Professor of zoology and curator of birds, Stovall Museum of Science and History, University of Oklahoma.