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Phil's Rambling Rants
August 30th, 2008
06:58 pm


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Flowers of the marshes

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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.
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