Longest <English> bird name (and shortest)

Subject: Longest <English> bird name (and shortest)
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:22:56 +1000
I thought I'd play pedant's advocate.

I'm sure the longest bird name is in another language - possibly Welsh, Finnish, Inuit ...

It would be interesting to know what the absolute longest bird name is [in any human language].

Regards, Laurie.

On Friday, July 27, 2007, at 04:09  PM,  wrote:

G'day all

Puerto Rican Stripe-headed Tanager = 34 characters
Prigogine's Double-collared Sunbird = 35 characters
Ou = 2

Black-necked Stork = 18

which is virtually the average according to:  Gill, F. and M. Wright.
2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ:
Princeton University Press

It's a fairly quiet Friday afternoon at work!



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