To: "Ian Montgomery" <>, <>
Subject: Blackface
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:00:30 +1000
Ian's & David's thoughts are exactly as I thought, so thanks for saving me the typing. Part of the issue is the oddity of group names. "Cuckoo-shrike" is a particularly awkward one, as the birds are not close to either group. ("Emu-wren" is another.) Even worse, the genus name "Coracina" apparently means "Raven-like", so we could hardly use that. The genus is also called "graybirds" (many species outside Australia) but how useful is that? Isn't one of them black?
Then there are groups of butterflies called Crow and Albatross. ..........
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