"Michael Hunter" <>
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:07:01 +1100
Why be pedantic . If anyone sees a South American Jabiru in Australia, just
call it a South American Jabiru.
Does anyone think that all the Jabiru motels and lodges should change their
names to Black-necked Stork Nest or something?
Scientific names are there for the pedants and would-be scientists.
Of course, maybe when I retire and have nothing better to do, I might jump on
the Change a Name bandwagon. The first change would be the ultra boring Pied
Imperial Pigeon to Torres Strait Imperial Pigeon. "Torres Strait Imperial
Pigeon" is a name redolent with romance, at least to those familiar with the
history of Northern Australia and Torres Strait.
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