|Subject:||Longest <English> bird name (and shortest)|
|From:||L&L Knight <>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:22:56 +1000|
I thought I'd play pedant's advocate.I'm sure the longest bird name is in another language - possibly Welsh, Finnish, Inuit ...
It would be interesting to know what the absolute longest bird name is [in any human language].
Regards, Laurie. On Friday, July 27, 2007, at 04:09 PM, wrote:
G'day all Puerto Rican Stripe-headed Tanager = 34 characters Prigogine's Double-collared Sunbird = 35 characters Ou = 2 Black-necked Stork = 18 which is virtually the average according to: Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press It's a fairly quiet Friday afternoon at work! Cheers Steve
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