Re: birding-aus taxonomic bird names - thanks

Subject: Re: birding-aus taxonomic bird names - thanks
From: Rob & Camilla Leask <>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 10:12:33 +1100

Alexandra Appleman wrote:
It exploded the myth that taxonomic names should be used in preference to the
recommended English name to avoid confusion. Mick Todd suggested that numbers
should used in databases instead of names;

This is brilliant!
No more, just like in a Chinese restaurant, we can identify
birds simply by numbers,e.g.
" I saw a 42 today being chased by a 97 and 336. A 841 flew lazily overhead"

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