birding-aus Common names

Subject: birding-aus Common names
From: "Philip Battley" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 14:28:47 +0000
I generally favour capitals for specific species (Red and Great 
Knots), keeping the lower case (knots) for the non-specific version. 
For Kangaroos, you would have Red Kangaroo as one of Australia's 

Are there particular reasons (apart from typing hassles) for not 

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