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By Ian Fraser

This publication is for someone with an curiosity in birds, phrases, or the background of Australian biology and birdwatching. It discusses universal and medical names of each Australian poultry to tease out their meanings--which might be worthwhile, dead or downright misleading!

The authors study each species: its usually many--and--varied universal names, its complete medical identify, with derivation, translation and a consultant to pronunciation. tales in the back of the identify are integrated, in addition to suitable features of biology, conservation and historical past. unique descriptions, translated through the authors, were sourced for many species.

As good as being a booklet approximately names this can be additionally a booklet concerning the historical past of ever-developing understandings of birds, in regards to the those that contributed and, such a lot of all, concerning the birds themselves.

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