Whose Bird?: Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate

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Whose Bird?: Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate - Beolens, Bo, and Watkins, Michael, and Schott, Ben (Foreword by)

Is Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon Bonaparte? Is the Pallas' Sandgrouse named for the same individual as the Pallas' Warbler? This entertaining book provides for the first time a mini-biography of every person after whom a bird has been named in the English vernacular---some 1,400 individuals. Featuring 150 illustrations, Whose Bird? is ...

Whose Bird?: Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300103595

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