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German translation: Goliath-Vogelfalter

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13:32 Sep 6, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: great bird-wings
....butterflies, that Wallace found on these eastern islands were those he called the "pride of the eastern tropics", the great bird-wings.
Linda
German translation:Goliath-Vogelfalter
Explanation:
Research told me it is one of the Ornithoptera = Vogelfalter. I am not entirely sure about the "Goliath-Vogelfalter", it just seems to fit in best with "great". Maybe just "Vogelfalter" will do. See the link below for some drawings of different Ornithoptera butterflies.
The other one mentions the "Goliath".

Eva
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Goliath-Vogelfalter


Explanation:
Research told me it is one of the Ornithoptera = Vogelfalter. I am not entirely sure about the "Goliath-Vogelfalter", it just seems to fit in best with "great". Maybe just "Vogelfalter" will do. See the link below for some drawings of different Ornithoptera butterflies.
The other one mentions the "Goliath".

Eva


    Reference: http://www.bvet.admin.ch/artenschutz/d/vollzugshilfen/as115/...
    Reference: http://www.tah.de/TAH/KULTUR/
Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 18:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 23
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