Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 19:14:43 -0500
Reply-To: Tim Rose <durc@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Tim Rose <durc@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: Name Games
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Rosy Finch would be good, but it's taken.
I've seen that red belly too, but it's possibly the least conspicuous
feature on the woodpecker and maybe not the very best thing to base a
name on. Same goes for the orange-crowned warbler and white-necked
raven - their named features are visible only under the best of
But it's all good clean fun to question these things.
>Yes, 'twitterpated' is a Disney original. Glad someone else knew it, too.
>And the male Carolina Wren on my deck a little while ago was certainly
>I just sit back and laugh at the 'naming' controversy. I love some of the
>really old bird names and some of the regional names, but I can see why
>modern nomenclature is what it is, albeit often sterile. And red-bellied
>woodpecker makes sense to me, because I have SEEN the red bellies when they
>feed on my deck rail! Now purple finch IS a stretch; maybe 'magenta'