Spur-winged Plover is OK in SEQ because it is the race of Masked
Lapwing that we get round here.
On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at 06:01 PM, Tim Dolby wrote:
I actually still use the name Little Falcon, which I think I prefer,
despite the bird being officially known as an Australian Hobby for
most of my life. This stems from when I birded with my dad as a kid.
(In preference I may start using the Latin name, Falco longipennis.)
Similarly I also often use the names Little Grebe, Spur-winged Plover,
Chestnut-breasted Shelduck, etc, which annoys or confuses some birders
(some of whom don't know the earlier names). For example I'll say
"There's a Little Falcon", and they'll respond with "Yes, it is small.
Therefore it must be an Australian Hobby!"
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