• Common Names

    5 days ago - By Ornithology

    Coppersmith Barbet
    A scientific name clearly designates a particular bird species, tells you something about the bird's relationship to other bird species, and usually provides a decent description of the bird. Common names are less useful for the former but apt for the latter. The obvious advantage common names have is their much easier pronunciation and spelling. And for English names, at least, the International Ornithologists' Union has recommended English common names and set standards for spelling and construction. There are still many problems with common names due to their long...
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