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Amytornis

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TranslingualEdit

 
Amytornis purnelli

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from Ancient Greek Αμυτις (Amutis), Αμιτυς (Amitus, name of supposedly licentious Persian queen) (from Old Persian *Umati, equivalent to Avestan humaiti (humaiti)) + ὄρνις (órnis, bird)

Proper nounEdit

Amytornis m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Maluridae – the grasswrens.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

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