Waders or Shorebirds

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Subject: Waders or Shorebirds
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:25:26 +1000
Ah yes by writing "not all birds in the group actually wade or frequent
shorelines" then you are presumably taking a taxonomic use of the word, as
in members of specific bird families. Not that there is anything wrong with
that, if that is the understood intent. Maybe the intent of the word is
functional, as in those birds that wade along shorelines are the ones
referred to. If that is the intent, then maybe taxonomic considerations do
not apply. I think to most experienced birdos it is a combination of both

Just another one of the things where there probably is no consistent
available single answer. 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Dave Torr
Sent: Saturday, 22 June 2013 5:18 PM
Cc: Birding Aus
Subject: Waders, Skuas and Brown Honeyeater

Jaeger of course is a German word for hunter, so may not be particularly

Interesting that not all birds in the group actually wade or frequent
shorelines, so neither name is particularly good?


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