Phil's Rambling Rants
Flowers of the marshes|
|Date:||August 31st, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)|| |
Every time the AOU meets, they change some bird name--which is why the "little green heron" morphed into "green-backed heron" a while back. There are 2 theories as to why they do this--some believe they have a deal with the publishers to make changes so that the publishers can justify bringing out a new addition. I think they do it just to prove they've had a meeting at which they did something.