Reference: “Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names an Online Searchable Database”
From a Post by Nate Swick on the American Birding Association Website
Scientific bird names are mysterious to a lot of us. Unless you have a basic grounding in Latin or Greek, they tend to be meaningless to anyone except the researchers who use them regularly, just jumbles of letters as cryptic as a spell in a Harry Potter book. James Jobling tried to remedy that in 1991 with his Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names, reissued by the British publisher Helm in 2010.
Handbook of Birds of the World, no stranger to massive bird-centric projects, is hosting Jobling’s masterpiece online as a searchable database [free].
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Direct to Online Resource “Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology”
Currently has 28,203 entries.
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