• Birdword: An Illustrated Guide to Some Tongue-Twisting Ornithological Terms

    26 days ago - By All About Birds

    Birdword is a recurring feature in Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now .
    They're sometimes called technical terms, eight-dollar-words, jargon, or just plain gobbledygook. But hidden inside those multisyllabic ornithological utterances are keys to fascinating behaviors, time machines to take you back to ancient Greek and Latin, and sly insights to the minds of scientists at work. In this recurring feature, we break down a few of the “birdwords” we enjoy the most:
    Bar-tailed Godwit photos by Jon Irvine via Birdshare , featured in Living Bird, Autumn 2018. Rhynchokinesis: n. A bird's ability...
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