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Old Wednesday 26th August 2009, 16:16   #15
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It seems to me that all birders need be concerned with in regard to these conditions is reasonably accurate description of the affected feathers/soft parts. I don't know why the non-"expert"--who by definition is unlikely to have much of a handle on the underlying causation--should have to worry about getting the technical vocabulary right. What's wrong with "Brewer's Blackbird with white patches in wings & tail & pink bill" (for example)?
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