Birds: Whats In A Name

Author(s): Barry Peter

Natural History

Covering 600 bird species from around the world, Birds: What's In A Name? includes explanations for names for everything from avocets (these birds resemble a French lawyer, or L'avocat, with their black-and-white livery) and Chaffinches (its scientific name, coelebs, means 'celibate' a reference to the fact that males and females often gather in separate flocks in winter), to the Great Bustard (Otis tarda means 'slow whiskered bird') and the nightjars (Caprimulgus being a reference to the ancient belief that these birds drank the milk of goats).

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Author Peter Barry lives in Aberdeen. He has travelled extensively around the world and has a lifelong fascination with birds and a special interest in the meanings of their names.

General Fields

  • : 9781925546040
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : July 2017
  • : Australia
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 598
  • : Full Colour Throughout
  • : Barry Peter