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The etymology of bird names is a favorite subject of mine. Head over to The Drinking Bird for a fun quiz on scientific bird names. Do you know which bird's scientific name translates to "Alpine Desert-lover"?
Here's one I ran across in Guyana last week: the Black-crested Antshrike's specific epithet is canadensis, believe it or not. It turns out that that is a typo for the much more appropriate cayanensis; but according to the rules of priority, well, priority rules!Rick.
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