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British Birds, names, facts & myths by Geoff Green

Posted: Monday 11th January 2016 by Book-Reviews

British birds by Geoff GreenBritish birds by Geoff Green

This privately published little book sets out to explore the reasons that birds have both their English and scientific names and the mythology behind each species. There is certainly much to interest and amuse here. Though the book’s layout and order is somewhat confusing at first, once you delve into the text you’ll find much you never knew. There are sections on Local and Common Names, Formal English Names, Scientific Names, Collective Nouns and finally, Myth, Magic and Fact. It’s a book to dip into as and when a bird’s name strikes you as strange or interesting. What’s not to like? Book review by Nick Brown.

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