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8 new books for birders

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Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names, by Stephen Moss, Faber & Faber, hardcover, 2018, 368 pages

If you have ever wondered where the names of kingfishers, swans, and other birds come from and who created them, then read this book. British author, broadcaster, and naturalist Stephen Moss finds that bird names tell incredible stories of epic expeditions, fierce rivalries between ornithologists, and in the case of the bird in the book’s title, a touching romance. The bird, endemic to montane forest in the Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania, is named after Winifred Moreau, the wife of ornithologist Reg Moreau.

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