My "Hawaii's Birds" which I purchased for a brief business visit there some
years ago has the local name for all three Boobies that occur there as 'A
(the apostrophe is part of the name). It actually reckons the Ou is 'O'u
On 27/07/07, L&L Knight <> wrote:
> 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!
> > Cheers
> > Steve
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