Monday, October 08, 2007

Gull splits... get 'em while they're hot

Happy now? :-)

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5 comments:

Tom McKinney said...

Are 25,473 British rare bird enthusiasts allowed to say "we told you so"? :-)

JH said...

Hmmm, I guess I more or less said that on BF already.
Shame the BOU (again) went half-way & failed to accept Ichtyaetus... it just makes those Med Gulls even better!

Jan Hein

Martin said...

Are 25,473 British rare bird enthusiasts allowed to say "we told you so"? :-)

Absolutely not... they have to wait for the BB paper and see what a towering monument to erudition it represents. :-O

Alastair said...

So why can't we have scientific names that are easy to remember (and spell) Chroicocephalus indeed.

Steve said...

A birding magazine over here suggested the common name "Sea Gull" for the American Herring Gull since every non-birder calls every gull a seagull. At least they'd be right some of the time.