Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Re-naming our birds: Upland Game Birds, Loons, Greebes, Tubenoses & Pelicans
The POS list returns!! (see previous post & explanation here)...
Gray Partridge = Hungarian Partridge (back to the old / no hiding your ancestry!)
Ring-necked pheasant = Asian Pheasant (ditto)
Wild Turkey = Feral Turkey
Common Loon = Great Northern Loon (stealing from Europe here)
Pied-billed Grebe = Ring-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe = Flared Grebe
Eared Grebe = Tufted Grebe
Audubon's Shearwater = Complex Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel = Patter Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel = Northern Storm-Petrel
American White Pelican = Snowy Pelican
I thought about re-naming the Red-necked Grebe the Trump Grebe, but I didn't go there... I didn't !!! I didn't do it.
More to come...