Re: birding-aus bird-Names

Subject: Re: birding-aus bird-Names
From: "Peter Menkhorst"<>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 17:19:24 +1000
Jenn and others

for Australian birds the consistent style for common names already exists
and is used by just about everybody - its Christidis and Boles!
That is why the RAOU went to so much trouble to develop a list of
recommended names. Why not just use it and get on with more important
things like documenting our records?


I believe consistency is very important.  We birding-aussers would all
benefit from finding agreement on how we present names in our data in the
same way.  I suggest it would be worth the effort for birding-aussers to
discuss and come to an agreement on the best way to present this data.
The scientific way is ideal, but because there is some variation among
professionals in presentation of common names, a criteria could be set up
within birding-aus that could satisfy the need for consistency.

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