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Old Wednesday 17th June 2020, 10:54   #12
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Not all, but this would be a significant destabilization of current common names. If it was just 5 or so I wouldn't have titled this that way. Also presumably this list is rather incomplete. After all, if Hudsonian is problem, so is American for the same reasons, since both ultimately derive there names from European explorers

There have been a few suggested names over the years I have been fine with...someone over in the taxonomy forum suggested renaming all the new world vultures to condor, so you would have Turkey Condor, Black Condor, King Condor, etc besides the current California and Andean. I rather like that. And Painted Whitestart is a lot better name than Painted Redstart. But most of these are just as bland or uninformative as a the original.
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