What's in a name.

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Subject: What's in a name.
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:40:28 +1030
Crikey, they couldn't have come up with a more fandangally sounding name for
the dear old Larus novaehollandiae could they.  Chroicocephalus
novaehollandiae. !!   Poor old Silver Gull, fancy waking up with a name like
that.  And the Black-headed Gull has got the same near unpronounceable name
too, Chroicocephalus ridibundus. Apparently there is a whole group of
overseas Laridae with this long handle which, translated literally from the
pseud- Greek,  means  coloured head. Bit weird really as Silver Gulls have a
white head. Don't they ??  I guess white is a colour.   OMG, I think I'll
stick with Larus.  I wonder who dreams this stuff up gets away with it ?



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