The IOC (http://www.worldbirdnames.org/) put out a list of "standardised"
names - not that of course anyone is obliged to use them. And some sources
put in hyphens and some concatenate the words (or put in a space) so it is
all a mess.....
On 01/12/2007, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> While we're discussing the origins of Jacana, and I'm stuck in a hotel
> room in Manly because it's raining, here's another name related question.
> How come some hyphenated bird names get a capital letter for the second
> part of the name, but some don't? It seems to be consistent in the field
> E.g. Turtle-Dove, Cuckoo-Dove, King-Parrot, Bee-eater, Button-quail,
> Fairy-wren, Native-hen.
> Is there some rule about this?
> Peter Shute
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