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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 17, 2012 03:41PM) (new)

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5.7 Birdcalls
January 5 is National Bird Day: Read a book by an author whose name is also a bird's name. Any single word in a common bird name may be used. Hyphenated words may not be separated. Plurals and possessives work, but no spelling variations List of common bird names Bird names not on this list may be used, but you must provide a reference when you post
For example, Blue Jay- Jay Asher, American Robin- Robin McKinley, King Penguin- Stephen King, Zebra Finch- Charles Finch, Grey Goshawk- Zane Grey, Wood Duck- Stuart Woods
Required: Please name the bird used when you post


message 2: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 18, 2012 03:19AM) (new)

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You may remove a possessive 's from a bird name; Cory's Shearwater - Cory Doctorow

Approved bird names not on the list
Turtledove


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Coralie | 1464 comments Would Harry Turtledove work for turtle dove (turning two words into one)?
What about possessives? for example Cory Doctorow for Cory's Shearwater, Scott Lynch for Scott's Oriole, David Brin for Pere David's Snowfinch.


message 6: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 17, 2012 03:42PM) (new)

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Coralie wrote: "Would Harry Turtledove work for turtle dove (turning two words into one)?
What about possessives? for example Cory Doctorow for Cory's Shearwater, Scott Lynch for Scott's Oriole, David Brin for Per..."


Can you find a reference where a Turtle Dove is Turtledove? If so, please let me know

I'll amend the task for possessives


message 7: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1464 comments Coralie wrote: "Would Harry Turtledove work for turtle dove (turning two words into one)?

I found this reference.

turtledove [ˈtɜːtəlˌdʌv]
n
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any of several Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, having a brown plumage with speckled wings and a long dark tail
2. a gentle or loving person
[see turtle2]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003


message 8: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6364 comments this dictionary also spells it as one word - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/turt...


message 9: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 14417 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "Coralie wrote: "Would Harry Turtledove work for turtle dove (turning two words into one)?

I found this reference.

turtledove [ˈtɜːtəlˌdʌv]
n
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any..."


Turtledove approved


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Sandra (Sandra72) | 625 comments Is The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin acceptable in terms of length for this task? The bird in this case is the Purple Martin.


message 11: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) If You Can't Stand the Heat - Robin Allen Robin redbreast


message 12: by Dlmrose (new)

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Sandra wrote: "Is The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin acceptable in terms of length for this task? The bird in this case is the Purple Martin."

yes


message 13: by Catrina (new)

Catrina Donnelly | 24 comments Hi - what about Late of the Payroll by John Eider? Eider Duck?


message 14: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 14417 comments Mod
Catrina wrote: "Hi - what about Late of the Payroll by John Eider? Eider Duck?"

It's on the list as waterfowl- King Eider- that works
Late of the Payroll - the record has very little information on Goodreads- if you have this book and can add details, please post in Anyone with librarian status
That will help us with review
If it is only available as an ebook without a print edition it will need to be verified for length


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Jojobean | 99 comments Hi. In the Link to wikipedia the Peacock is listed under peafowl. Am I still able to use the word Peacock or do I have to use Peafowl?


message 16: by Dlmrose (new)

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Joanne♥ wrote: "Hi. In the Link to wikipedia the Peacock is listed under peafowl. Am I still able to use the word Peacock or do I have to use Peafowl?"

You may use peacock from "Indian Peacock"


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Jojobean | 99 comments thanks


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