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The Name “von Korncrake”

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on April 6th, 2007

Several people have inquired about the provenance of my name, “von Korncrake.” Most of these interlocutors have noted that the bird known in the British Isles as the “corncrake” (Latin crex crex, named onomatopoeically after its distinctive call) is known in German as the the Wachtelk├â┬Ânig (“King of Quails”) not the “Korncrake”. Presumeably this is […]

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