Bird tautology

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Subject: Bird tautology
From: "Neil Cheshire" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:10:37 +0930
Has anyone else noticed the annoying trend of adding the word 'bird' or 'birds' 
to common bird names such as tern, cormorant etc. This evening's introduction 
to 'Wild Britain' mentions "nightjar birds" I have even seen it in a circular 
from the South Australian Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources which 
referred to "little tern birds". There appears to be cultural cringe/PC that 
does not want to offend or bewilder anyone who may be unaware that a tern, 
cormorant etc is in fact a bird!
End of rant

Neil Cheshire
Encounter Bay,
South Australia.
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