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Latin for Bird Lovers by Roger Lederer
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My edition is from Allen and Unwin in Australia and is called Latin for Birdwatchers. I'm intrigued by the change in title, do we antipodean birdwatchers not want to confess to the love of birds? Regardless of the title, this is a most welcome addition to my bird book shelf. I am enjoying looking up the meanings of latin names, hoping that this might help the names stick. The latin for Fairy Prion, Pachyptila turtur, means oily feathered dove, and having recently worked with these sweet birds, I agree they are quite dove like. I also enjoyed reading the many items about scientists and bird names.
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January 4, 2015 – Shelved
January 4, 2015 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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