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 Post subject: Bird names
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:13 pm 

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I have always known 'shebby' as a dialect word for a starling - but wonder if anyone knows any other other local examples of dialect words for living things.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird names
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:59 am 

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Peewit, as in call of Curlew.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird names
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:05 am 

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I've thought of another one - throstle for thrush. This word also turns up in censuses in the occupation 'throstle spinner', apparently named from the bird-like sound made by a type of spinning frame (itself known as a 'throstle').

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