By James A. Jobling
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The savage mien and 'bloodstained' underparts of the Gonolek (Laniarius). 2 after Santa Barbara, Vera Paz, Guatemala (Otus). barbata /barbatus L. barbatus, bearded (barba, the beard); ref. to feather formation or a distinctive throat patch. e. of the Barbary Coast [v. barbara]). barbirostris L. barba, the beard; -rostris, billed; the Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus has prominent bristles springing from the base of the bill. baritula Dim. from Gr. barites, a small bird mentioned by Dionysius, not further identified.
Used also in a specific sense for species with rapacious habits (Fregata) or hooked bills (Eutoxeres). Ara TupÃ− (Brazilian) Indian word ara, a component of various bird names such as ararauna, a macaw, aratica, a hummingbird, and araracanga, a parrot. arabs L. /L. Arabia). aracari TupÃ− (Brazilian) Indian name arasari for a small toucan (Portuguese spelling araÃ§ari). Arachnothera Gr. arakhnes, a spider; -thera, a hunter (therao, to hunt, to seek); from a supposed favourite food of the Indomalayan spiderhunters.
41 42 ardens L. ardens, glowing, burning (ardere, to burn). Ardeola L. ardeola or ardiola, a little heron (dim. of ardea). Ardeotis Genus Ardea, heron; genus Otis, bustard. ardesiaca /ardesiacus Mod. L. ardesiacus, slate-coloured (French ardoise, slate-coloured, blue-grey). ardosiaceus Mod. L. ardosiacus, lead-coloured (cf. French ardoise, slate-coloured). Arenaria L. arenarius or harenarius, relating to sand (arena or harena, sand); ref. seashore habitat of the turnstones. arenarum L. arenarum or harenarum, of the sands (arena or harena, sand); ref.