• Upper Case Bird Names

    One year ago - By Ornithology

    A few years ago I wrote the editor of Bird Watcher's Digest about the use of bird names. Birds have official common English bird names, as designated by the International
    Ornithological Congress which has established the IOC World Bird List. Because there is only one official name for each bird, unlike any other group of animals or plants, it has become common usage for all common names of birds to be capitalized, such as Black Phoebe or Mallard.
    Virtually all bird-related publications - books, magazines, blogs, field guides, and websites - capitalize bird names.
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