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Dan Tallman’s Fowl 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 have been named for his or her area marks. Certainly, the nationwide  ornithological neighborhood is presently within the throws of contemplating renaminng birds. Oldsquaw at the moment are offically referred to as Lengthy-tailed Geese. McCown’s Longspurs, initially named after a Accomplice basic, at the moment are generally known as Thick-billed Longspurs. I belief my readers recognize why some folks discover the unique identify to be offensive. Different ornithologists assume that no chook needs to be named after any individual. I simply hope that people don’t go attempting to find folks 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


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