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Old Feb 24, 2011, 3:58 PM   #11
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Did you click on the birdcall link in the bottom of the righthand column of the Museum's web page?
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Did you click on the birdcall link in the bottom of the righthand column of the Museum's web page?
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Bernice,

Yes, it sounds like the English name of the species. Not that it imitates it's name

Rather, of course it's gotten it's name from the call. Linguists call it onomatopoetic naming (special interest of mine) - rather fun - someone must have said the word shrike for the first time

– Shrike, shrike? What do you think?

I would've liked to be there. In my language it's name is not imitating anything at all. Too bad. But there are other onomatopoetic bird names.

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