Mimicry by Starlings Strenus vulgaris

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Subject: Mimicry by Starlings Strenus vulgaris
From: John Harris or Jude Westrup <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 04:17:35 +1000
Dear All

Am I just pedantic, or is there a new species of Starling in the World.
Congrat's to those who discovered it, the Mimicking Starling, Strenus

I thought the whole point of Binomial Nomenclature  was so that even if
the common name was different in different parts of the world, the
"scientific" name remained the same.

The Common Starling up here in Qld, and in Victoria before I left, was
and still is Sturnus vulgaris.

Regards to all

John Harris
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