Whose Bird?: Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds

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Birders often wonder about the people commemorated in the names of many of our familiar bird species. Was Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon? Was the Pallas who named Pallas' Warbler the same individual as the discoverer of Pallas' Sandgrouse, and if so did he discover the two birds at the same time, on the same journey? Who was the Lady Amherst who gave her name to one of the world's most spectacular yet secretive pheasants? This book answers these questions and many more by presenting a potted biography of every ...

Whose Bird?: Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds 2003, Christopher Helm Publishing Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780713666472

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