The compleat Listershire Birds volume the one

There now follows in parts a comprehensive list of the vernacular names of the fowle of Listershire. This work-in-progress is undertaken to allow my readers from other counties to understand some of the names used in my letters. As these are informal correspondences, I most often use the local names, some perculiar to Listershire, others more familiar in our neighbouring counties of the South Saxons and the Cantus, and some perhaps even known as far as the edge of the civilised world (the Cotswolds)
I have used for my species order that adopted in the three volume work by Wallpaper-Bond and Podge 'A History of Listershire Birds'.
Where possible, I have commented on each species' status in the Parish of Much Ticking.

Volume the one (Huginn to Oriental Thrush-like Warbler)

Huginn- Corvus corax corax- once rare, now flocks pass in spring at the Head.
Saddleback Crow- Corvus cornix cornix- a winter visitor in small numbers. Edible.
Black Crow- Corvus corone corone- rare, thanks to keepering.
Farm-labourer- Corvus frugilegus frugilegus- nests in the vicarage garden.
Daa- Colaeus monedula spermologus- attempts to nest in the chimneys each year.
Pied Nest-robber- Pica pica pica- thankfully gone the way of the passenger pigeon.
Thick-billed Nutcracker- Nucifraga caryocatactes caryocatactes- winter visitor in some numbers.
Slender-billed Nutcracker- Nucifraga caryocatactes macrorhyncus- similar.
Continental Keeper’s Friend- Garrulus glandarius glandarius- an autumnal bird, sometimes in numbers.
Keeper’s Friend- Garrulus glandarius rufitergum- scarce, shy and retiring.
Red-billed Daw- Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax- known from old coastal records only.
Cherry-bird- Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris- most common and vulgar pest.
Rose-coloured Cherry-bird- Pastor roseus- attends this Pastor's garden in some winters.
Gold Oriole- Oriolus oriolus oriolus- a gunner's bird only to my knowledge.
Grosbeak- Cocothraustes cocothraustes cocothraustes- a troublesome vermin to the fruit orchards.
Green Chub- Chloris chloris chloris- common in the garden.
Continental Thistle-bird- Carduelis carduelis carduelis- not yet encountered in Much Ticking.
British Thistle-bird- Carduelis carduelis Britannica- a garden bird.
Tea-leaves- Carduelis spinus- a most silly name for a rare garden bird.
Continental Scotch Linnet- Carduelis flavirostris flavirostris- rare to the dunes.
British Scotch Linnet- Carduelis flavirostris pipilans- only slightly less rare than its cousin.
Stone French Linnet- Carduelis flammea flammea- this mealy bird is a description species in the county, and rightly so this far south. Same as..
French Linnet Carduelis flammea cabaret- common. Sings well in cages. Same as..
Professor Hornemann’s French Linnet- Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni- ridiculously rare. Same as..
U.S. Army Surgeon Coues’s French Linnet- Carduelis hornemanni exilipes- see former. Presumably a New World species?
Citril Linnet- Carduelis citronella citronella- attracted to taxidermists' guns.
Red Linnet- Carduelis cannabina cannabina- common. Often found behind carts with the old man in it.
[Serin- Serinus canarinus serinus- yet to be seen in the Parish.]
Canary Serin- Serinus canarius canaries- common in markets.
British Bullyfinch- Pyrrhula pyrrhula nesa- vermin.
Northern Bullyfinch- Pyrrhula pyrrhula pyrrhula- northern vermin. Also known as a 'Yorkie'.
Red-pink Grosbeak- Carpodacus erythrinus eyrhrinus- confidently claimed most autumns, especially by gravediggers.
Pine-grosbeak- Pinicola enucleator enucleator- attracted to upper-class gardens only.
Common Crossedbill- Loxia curvirostra curvirostra- never known to land in the Parish.
Parrot-crossedbill- Loxia pytopsittacus- claimed by many, but remains unlisted.
Two-barred Crossedbill- Loxia leucoptera bifasciata- four from a local gazebo.
Continental Chaffer- Fringilla coelebs coelebs- abundant.
British Chaffer- Fringilla coelebs gengleri- abundant.
Bramble- Fringilla montifringilla- more passage than visitor.
Snow-finch- Montifringilla nivalis nivalis- I have yet to see this winter visitor.
House Jim-Jim- Passer domesticus domesticus- present in plague proportions.
French Jim-Jim- Passer montanus montanus- present in some swarthy numbers.
Spanish Jim-Jim- Passer hispanica gigilo- one only, rather too familiar with the local Jim-jims.
Clod-bird- Emberiza calandra calandra- found in every field.
Tinker- Emberiza citronella citronella- found about every field.
Black-headed Bunt- Emberiza melanocephala- found if lucky by a field.
Yellow-breasted Bunt- Emberiza aureola- found by gun in the dirt of a field.
Cirlo Bunting- Emberiza cirlus cirlus- once common, now being out-tinkered.
Hortulane Bunting- Emberiza hortulana- best searched for in autumn in walled gardens. Most edible.
[Meadow-Bunting Emberiza cia cia- searched for, not found.]
Nordic Bunting- Emberiza rustica- searched for, once found.
Least Bunting- Emberiza pusilla- searched for, once collected and mounted.
Reed-Bird- Emberiza schoeniclus schoeniclus- disgustingly common.
Western Large-billed Reed-Bird- Emberiza schoeniclus compilator- one for the taxidermists.
Eastern Large-billed Reed-Bird- Emberiza schoeniclus tschusii- same.
[Lapp Bunt- Calcarius lapponicus lapponicus- not yet recorded in the Parish.]
[Snow-flake- Plectrophenax nivalis nivalis- Never likely to be recorded in the Parish.]
American White-throated Jim-Jim- Zonotrichia albicollis- likely to turn up mounted in a shop-front window.
Doctor Cretzschmar’s Bunting- Emberiza caesia- one for the gunners.
White-winged Clodhopper- Melanocorypha leucoptera- currently present on my mantlepiece.
Black Clodhopper- Melanocorypha yeltoniensis- making a pair at the other end of my mantlepiece.
Calandra Clodhopper- Melanocorypha calandra calandra- most easily found if birding with Bristow.
Short-toed Clodhopper- Calandrella brachydactyla brachydactyla- a shotgun produces best estimates of flocks.
Lesser Short-toed Clodhopper- Calandrella minor- often with the former, overlooked by Rarities Committees.
Crested Clodhopper- Galerida cristata cristata- breeds regularly closeby to Mrs Miggins'.
Wood Clodhopper- Lullula arborea arborea- summer visitor to Much Ticking Heath.
Clodhopper- Alauda arvensis arvensis- no field is without a pair.
Shore Clodhopper- Eremophila alpestris flava- magnetically attracted to Bristow.
Monsieur Richard’s Titlark- Anthus richardi richardi- noisy (French?) visitor, thankfully in small numbers.
Tawny Titlark- Anthus campetris campestris- breeds by graveyards.
Real Titlark- Anthus trivialis trivialis- seen, heard and shot on passage.
Titlark- Anthus pratensis- to be found in Biblical numbers.
Red-throated Titlark- Anthus rufogularis- often claimed but usually found to be wounded Titlarks.
Watery Titlark- Anthus spinoletta spinoletta- found only by the Dean of Losechelsea.
Rocky Titlark- Anthus spinoletta petrosus- found on the coast. And in my garden. Often.
Norse Rocky Titlark- Anthus spinoletta littoralis- Rarely found on the coast. And in my garden.
Blue-headed Dishwasher- Motacilla flava flava- to save time full sets of all the Listershire Dishwaters may be obtained at 15, Silchester Road, Bexhill-next-the-Sea, South Saxon.
Pale blue-headed Dishwasher- Motacilla flava bema
Doctor Thunberg’s Dishwasher- Motacilla flava thunbergi
Ashy-headed Dishwasher- Motacilla flava cinereocapilla
Baron Feldegg’s Dishwasher- Motacilla flava feldegg
Some chap called Ray’s Yellow Dishwasher- Motacilla flava rayi
Grey Dishwasher- Motacilla cinerea cinerea
Mr Yarell’s Pied Dishwasher- Motacilla alba yarrelli
White Dishwasher- Motacilla alba alba
Masked Dishwasher- Motacilla alba personata
British Climmer- Certhia familiaris brittanica- common in copses
British Nutjobber- Sitta europea affinis- common in big copses.
Wall-creeper- Tichodroma muraria- winters annually on flint walls in Losechelsea.
Professor Newton’s Ox-eye- Parus major newtoni- in numbers.
[Continental Ox-eye- Parus major major- suspected, never proven.]
Billybiter- Parus caeruleus obscures- dreadfully common.
[Continental Billybiter- Parus caeruleus caeruleus- thought to sneak over the channel, unproven.]
Colemouse- Parus ater britannicus- common in woodland.
Continental Colemouse- Parus ater ater- autumnal wanderer.
Crested Titmouse- Parus cristatus cristatus- appears annually in coastal gardens in autumn and winter, committees remain unconvinced.
Mr Dresser’s Marsh-Titmouse- Parus palustris dresseri- aee Willow-Titmouse.
Willow-Titmouse- Parus atricapillus- see Mr Dresser's Marsh-Titmouse.
Northern Bottle-Tit- Aegithalos caudatus caudatus- a vagrant.
Bottle-tit- Aegithalos caudatus roseus-prone to roam in pressgangs.
Continental Golden-crested Wren- Regulus regulus regulus- I cannot tell from the latter.
British Golden-Crested Wren- Regulus regulus anglorum- I cannot tell from the former.
Fire-crested Wren- Regulus ignicapillus ignicapillus- I can tell this, and one or two for evrey one hundred or two of the Golden cousin pass through the village each year.
Water-pheasant- Panurus biarmicus biamicus- oh for a local reed-bed! I hope one is planted some day.
Lesser Grey Butcher-bird- Lanius minor- all Butcher-birds are to be found, at some turn or another, in the graveyard. Please try not to discharge your weapons during services.
Great Grey Butcher-bird- Lanius excubitor excubitor
Doctor Peter Pallas’s Great Grey Butcher-bird- Lanius excubitor major
South European Grey Butcher-bird- Lanius excubitor meridionalis
Woodchat Butcher-bird- Lanius senator senator
Red-backed Butcher-bird- Lanius collurio collurio
Waxen Chatterer- Bombycilla garrulous- in cold winters found where'er I am not.
Director Temminck’s Thrush- Ixos obscures- a rich man's bauble only.
Wall-bird- Muscicapa striata striata- Extremely common, found wherever plantage and wallage meet.
Brown Wall-bird- Muscicapa latirostris- one lucky shot only.
Pied Wall-bird- Muscicapa hypoleuca hypoleuca- passage bird, comes with own target on plumage.
Collared Wall-bird- Muscicapa albicollis- try not to blast the head off to confirm identity when claiming this species.
Red-breasted Wall-bird- Muscicapa parva parva- drawn to the grounds of religious buildings in autumn.
Oven-bird- Phylloscopus collybita collybita- monotonous.
Norse Oven-bird- Phylloscopus collybita abietinus- monotonous but slightly bigger.
Willow-wren- Phylloscopus trochilus trochilus- sweetly monotonous.
Northern willow-wren- Phylloscopus trochilus acredula- monotonous like all northerners.
Wood Oven-bird- Phylloscopus sibilatrix sibilatrix- where there is a tree in leaf in summer, one will be found.

Dusky Warbler- Phylloscopus fuscatus- to be found, rarely, in late autumn. In my experience, never below forty feet from the ground and always behind leaves. Call indistinguishable from the Oven-bird.

Pope Francesco Cetti's Warbler- Cettia cetti cetti- one only, by my pond of all things. Many felt to be the next species at the time, but a fine shot put them right.

Moustached Reed-Wren- Lusciniola melanopogon melanopogon- breeds only just after great wars, in reedy bomb craters.

Doctor Paulo Savi's Reeler- Locustella lusciniodes luscinoides- common throughout, often mistaken for the next species.

Reeler- Locustella naevia naevia- common throughout.

Thrush-like Warbler- Acrocephalus arundinaceus arundinaceus- one, most springs.

Eastern Thrush-like Warbler- Acrocephalus arundinaceus orientalis- one, most autumns.

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