Yay, you like the name and you're equated to a genocidal monster.
2009/11/19 Carl Clifford <>
> Dear All,
> The name Jabiru was recorded as the name for the Central-South American
> stork in the mid 1600s and as the bird belongs to the genus Jabiru, I reckon
> it has prior claim to the name. The Australian stork in question was given
> the name Jabiru because it was mistaken for the American bird. Jabiru is not
> even an Australian Aboriginal name, it comes from the language of the Tupi
> people of coastal Brazil. Europeans stole their land, murdered them,
> enslaved them and nearly exterminated them. I don't think we should add
> further insult by misappropriating one of their bird names, just because
> some people here like the sound of it.
> Common names for birds are in enough a mess as it is, without people
> wanting to retain wrong names just because they like the sound of them.
> Carl Clifford
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