A great hobby-horse of mine is the re-naming of "Jabiru", (or even
Australian Jabiru,) to "Black-necked Stork".
How prosaic can a name like Black-necked Stork be for such a
magnificent beast, how unimaginative and boring for such a beautiful
bird.(Jabiru is a Portugese name for stork, and given to a South American
species, but only pedantry can excuse not using the name in Australia and
Asia, where the species do not overlap).
There are several examples of different birds in foreign lands
having the same name. Black-shouldered Kite is one, the African/Eurasian is
similar with a different scientific name, but both are called
"Black-shouldered Kite", please contribute any others.
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge
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