Dan Tallman’s Chicken Weblog: Frequent Goldeneye


Right here is a picture of a drake Frequent Goldeneye on 9 February 2022 on the Billy Frank Jr Nationwide Wildlife Refuge. Erika needs that every one birds had been named for his or her area marks. Certainly, the nationwide  ornithological neighborhood is at the moment within the throws of contemplating renaminng birds. Oldsquaw are actually offically referred to as Lengthy-tailed Geese. McCown’s Longspurs, initially named after a Accomplice normal, are actually often known as Thick-billed Longspurs. I belief my readers recognize why some individuals discover the unique title to be offensive. Different ornithologists suppose that no chook must be named after any particular person. I simply hope that people don’t go looking for individuals commemorated in scientific names, like poor little Pipreola riefferi tallmanorum, named after two ornithologists, excellent of their area. For extra data on this debate, see https://www.audubon.org/information/the-mccowns-longspur-no-more-debate-over-bird-names-continues.


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