Re capitalisation of bird names

To: "Lawrie Conole" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Re capitalisation of bird names
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:46:49 +1000
So how do people dealing with animal or plant names cope?  Do
ambiguities arise?

Peter Shute

 wrote on Friday, 18 April 2008 1:14

> My lack of technical grammatical knowledge in English sure
> makes learning a second language much more difficult - but
> never prevents me from having a strong opinion on English
> grammatical matters!  I'll never agree with the proposition
> that RENs (Recommended English Names) of birds not be
> capitalised ... black falcon, little penguin, small minivet,
> green junglefowl etc. - species names or just jaunty little
> descriptions?

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