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Names Database

Names Database

Roberts VII Names Database Version 2005.10.31

How to use this database

All the files that appear below are available as PDF files (which can be downloaded, but can only be edited off-line using Adobe Acrobat Writer). The file entitled Roberts VII Names Database contains the entire database; other files contain names in selected languages. All files are arranged in the order in which they appear in Roberts VII and contain the relevant page number in Roberts VII.

How to add to the database

This database exists as a living document and can thus be regularly updated. If you know of any additional or alternative names in any of the languages included in the database, or indeed in any other language spoken in the subregion, please provide the following details and email them to the Roberts Database Manager.

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Roberts VII English or Scientific Name
  • Language (new name)
  • New name
  • Region of use (e.g. Eastern Cape)
  • Published source Y/N?
  • If the answer to the above is yes, please provide details
Title PDF File
Roberts VII Names Database RobertsNames
Roberts VII Scientific, English & Afrikaans Names SciEngAfr
Roberts VI & VII Scientific & Afrikaans Names AfrikNames
Roberts VI & VII: Afrikaans Name Changes AfrikNameChanges
Roberts VI & VII Scientific & English Names EngNames
Roberts VI & VII: English Name Changes EngNameChanges
Roberts VI & VII English Names & Synonyms EngSyn
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Kwangali Names Kwangali
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & North Sotho Names NorthSotho
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Shona Names Shona
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & South Sotho Names SouthSotho
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Swazi Names Swazi
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Tsonga Names Tsonga
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Tswana Names Tswana
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Xhosa Names Xhosa
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & Zulu Names Zulu
Roberts VII Scientific, English, Afrikaans & German Names SciEngAfrGer
Roberts VII Scientific, German, Portuguese & French Names SciGerPorFre

Acknowledgements

The following texts were consulted for compiling the database:

  • Ambrose D. & Maphisa, D.H. 1999. Guide to the Birds of the Roma Campus, National University of Lesotho. Roma National University, Lesotho.
  • Butchart, D. & Roche, C. 2003. Ecological Journal, Vol 5. Conservation Corporation Africa, South Africa.
  • Maclean, G.L. 1993. Roberts' birds of southern Africa. Vol VI, Ist Impression. Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.

We would also like to thank the following organisations and individuals who assisted in the compilation of this database:

  • The Editors Roberts VII; Dr Morné de la Rey and members of the Afrikaans Bird Names Group; M de Melo; WF de Boer; A Guissamulo; C Bento; C Roche; Abner Nyamenda and Michael Raine.