[Sca-cooks] Rude and Barbarous Kingdom
t.d.decker at att.net
Wed Jan 16 13:22:13 PST 2013
"Turkey" has also been used for the Hungarian guinea fowl, but by 1580 in
English it was most likely referencing actual turkeys.
You need to thank Ian for the reference to grouse.
And while I could direct you to a number of esoteric natural histories (some
of which live in xerox on my shelf), let's keep it simple. I found a list
of the Birds of Russia on Wikipedia a few months ago.
> Turkey was meant to be more or less descriptive. I know the bird that we
> call the turkey is New World only. However, I had no idea they had four
> bustard birds in Russia! Any of them still around, or are they extinct
> Thank you Ian for clearing up that a teter(ev) is a grouse. Bear, what is
> your source for the different bustards? I am interested in learning more
> about them.
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