[CT Birds] Bird names

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Jul 15 10:49:49 EDT 2014

The AOU also provides an official spelling (including capitalization) for each species name.  The new name is hyphenated: Lesser Sand-Plover.

I don't pretend to appreciate the underlying rules they follow, but the above seems to be in agreement with the way they treat the phrase Night-Heron.  (Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron)

Roy Harvey (Picker of Nits)
Beacon Falls, CT

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: CT Birds Submission <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:41 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird names

The A O U from time to time changes the names of our birds. This can be confusing if one does not hear about the latest change or uses a dated bird book! In that regard the Mongolian Plover is now called the Lesser Sand Plover. Just wanted to get the word out in case anyone is lucky enough to actually spot one!

Paul Desjardins

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