Glossarium Europce Avium. By Harriet I. J0rgensen and Cecil I. Blackburne. · Einar Mimksgaard, Copenhagen, 1941. T H I S invaluable little book, prepared before the war and published in Copenhagen in 1941, has as yet had little' opportunity of demonstrating its usefulness, but cannot be too widely known amongst ornithologists as opport unities for normal travel and interchange betw'een the nations of Europe become more general. It provides a complete and most convenient guide, to the names of all birds of regular occurrence in Europe in all the principal European languages, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Ice landic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. The first section lists the birds under their scientific names in alphabetical order, each with a number, and in a column under each species its names in all the above languages are given. There follows a series of indices of the current vernacular names in each language. The ornithologist con fronted with a bird name in a foreign language has only to look it up in the index for t h a t language to ascertain its number and find out in a moment the species to which the name refers. Or again, wishing to know the name of a given bjrd in any of the, languages concerned he can find it with equal facility. The names have been very carefully checked with the assistance of distinguished ornithologists of all the principal nationalities. We congratulate the compilers on an
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