What does the scientific name Campylorhynchus brunneicapillum mean? I simply want to find a way to decipher the meaning of scientific names. In the past I had to translate the names syllable by syllable using an abbreviated Latin dictionary to get a rough idea of the meaning. I can not find an on-line Latin translator that works - and not all scientific names are Latin.
According to the Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names:
- Kampylos, καμπúλος (Greek): curved, bent;
- Rhynchos, ῥύγχος (Greek): bill.
Also, for the specific epithet:
- Brunneus (late Latin): brown;
- Capillus (Latin): hair.
Page with the Genus name: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-RfSBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA87#v=onepage&q&f=false
Page with the specific epithet: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-RfSBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA78#v=onepage&q&f=false