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Meaning of Birds' names

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Hi everybody,

I need some help with the meaning of the next words, most of this words coming from english birds' names:

1.- wattled'''.

2.- Barbthroat(ed)''?

Thanks, in the next days probably I have more questions''.

Manuel

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updated MAR 30, 2009
posted by Manuel-Snchez

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I thought he wanted to know the meaning of those names, not the translation in Spanish.

I assumed he was translating or reading something about birds, and he said "Thanks, in the next days probably I have more questions." I therefore tried to give him information that would help him find what he needs on his own. If he just wanted to know what wattled means, then he should have just looked it up in a dictionary, rather than asking here.

updated MAR 30, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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I thought he wanted to know the meaning of those names, not the translation in Spanish.

updated MAR 30, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Here's a trick that will help you find the answers to such questions in the future.

Search for the name of the animal, plus the word genus. This will give you hits that include the scientific (Latin) name. For example, searching for barbthroat+genus turns up "Sooty Barbthroat (Threnetes niger)." Then, search for the Latin name and include the words lo and que in your search (or just search Spanish pages). This quickly tells us that this species is called ermitaño barbudo común.

Keep in mind that species names don't always translate consistently, and there may be two or more names in one or both languages.

updated MAR 30, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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"Wattled" means "having a wattle", a kind of lobe hanging from the head or the neck (like a turkey); in Spanish, "barbado".

"Barbthroat" is likely to be "with a throat with a feather(or beard)", from Latin "barba" (beard).

updated MAR 29, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Hi everybody,

I need some help with the meaning of the next words, most of this words coming from english birds' names:

1.- wattled'''.

2.- Barbthroat(ed)''?

Thanks, in the next days probably I have more questions''.

Manuel

A wattle in Spanish is una barba. This may well be the result of both your questions.

updated MAR 29, 2009
posted by Eddy
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