FW: Bird tautology

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Subject: FW: Bird tautology
From: Kevin and Lizzie <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:39:01 +0930
To be fair to Wild Britain, the programme itself didn't refer to nightjar
birds (or swallow birds or hobby birds) on any of the numerous occasions
they were mentioned in the commentary.  And the footage of each was

The only significant bird naming error was to call a Red-legged Partridge a
Red Partridge, a usage which is neither scientific nor colloquial.  A
pedant might complain that the nightjars, swallows and hobbies weren't
specifically referred to as European, Barn or Eurasian respectively, but it
wasn't necessary given that they are the only regularly occurring examples
of each in Britain.

Kevin Stracey
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