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What Bird Names Would You Change?

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Old Sunday 21st April 2013, 18:19   #176
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Treehunter? What? In no sense can they be described as having to hunt trees. There again Kingfisher is pretty daft, when you think of it. "Caught a 15lb Ludwig XIV this morning!".


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Old Monday 22nd April 2013, 09:49   #177
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Originally Posted by chris butterworth View Post
I'm afraid Bugeranus is now subsumed into Grus now. Bu****!

I found that one going through Sasol Birds of Southern Africa 4th edition, in preparation for my June trip to Namibia. My wife and I are going with a German friend, so I've been adding the German names for her. I have noticed quite a few anomalies, when comparing names using Avibase, so I've no idea what names are politically acceptable at the moment, it seems to depend upon whose list one uses.
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Old Wednesday 24th April 2013, 21:39   #178
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The Redstart Warbler, which should be an Orangestart, and it's wife-bird the Yellowstart, should have it's name shanged to Candilita, (sp) which is Spanish for "little candle". So much prettier.
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