I think that the site you mention below still does not help with Vaux's Swift, is it vaux or vo; and pileatus (Woodpecker), PILL- e - a- tus or PIE - le - a - tus; etc.

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO

--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Bollin III, John J. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Bollin III, John J. <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Bird name pronunciation(s)
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:57 AM

Actually there are defined rules for pronunciation of Latin Biological names.  This website has a pretty good breakdown of those rules.


John Bollin

NE Leavenworth county, KS

The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/