"Gary Davidson" <>, "birding-aus" <>
"Peter Shute" <>
Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:32:21 +1000
Why don't you email them and ask them why?
If found this little discussion about the problem:
from 1983. They suggest that journals that don't deal specifically with
birds tend to apply the same capiltalisation rules as they do for
I'm not fussed which way it's done, despite the advantages of "our" way,
so long as everyone does it the same way, which they never will. I'm
sticking with our way until the field guides and check lists change.
wrote on Thursday, 17 April 2008 12:32
> There was a thread a while ago about scientifc journals not
> using capital letters for bird names. At the time there was
> a lot of criticism of the American journals for adopting this
> policy. I note with interest that the latest edition of
> Australian Geographic has an article on birds that also does
> not use capitals. This is apparently a world-wide(?) problem. Gary
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