By: Dr. Roger Lederer and Carol Burr
Other aspects of bird biology are also discussed and while discovering the Latin origins, for example: the Latin name might describe the shape of a birds beak and therefore give a hint to what the bird might eat. I also learned fun things such as, if alba is in the name, the bird probably has a white body part and if xantho is in the name, a yellow part. The birds genus' are listed in alphabetical order for reference, so it is easy to find what you are looking for if you already know the scientific name of the bird you would like to look up. Of course with so many birds in the world, there are genus' of birds included that I will never see, however, it is still a good insight on evolutionary relationships of birds that I watch daily.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.