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

The bible of eponymous bird names

By: Richard "Bo" Crombet-Beolens (Author), Michael Watkins (Author)

400 pages, B/w photos

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #140196 | ISBN: 0713666471
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NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx

About this book

Was Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon? Was the Pallas' Warbler the same individual as the discoverer of Pallas's Sandgrouse, and if so did he discover the two birds at the same time on the same journey? Covering 2235 birds and 1124 individuals, this book answers these questions and many more by presenting a potted biography of every individual who has given their name to a species of bird.

Something of interest and value for anyone who enjoys birds.


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Biography

Both authors are lifelong birders. Bo Beolens is known to thousands of birders as 'The Fat Birder' - founder of probably the biggest and best Internet resource for birders in existence.

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