Publishing conventions re-bird names

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Subject: Publishing conventions re-bird names
From: "Rosemary Royle" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:48:48 -0000
The situation in the UK is confused - most birdwatching and wildlife magazines 
and books do capitalize bird names (and also plant names and sometimes other 
things such as mammals and amphibians).

However, BBC Wildlife (a magazine with a large circulation) and the RSPB 
(membership 1 million) started to use non-capitalized names a few years ago, 
and have persisted with it despite many objections. I am not even sure of the 
reason for doing it - is it to make wildlife names "more accessible" - whatever 
that might mean? It certainly seems to be the more populist organisations which 
are keenest on non-capitalization.

Rosemary Royle

Wales, UK

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