Jabiru ust isn't ours to take

To: Birding-Aus Aus <>
Subject: Jabiru ust isn't ours to take
From: David Adams <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:43:12 +1100
> 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.

Call them what you like, they're both fantastic looking birds!

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