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What’s in a Name? The Origins of Bird Names

From Avocet to Yellowlegs, from accipiter to zenaida ……..who deemed these words to be the correct bird names? What do they mean? Where did these words come from and why were they chosen? Are they always a perfect fit? Are they politically correct? We will also take a look at the whimsical, strange and occasional fantasy connection behind the origins of some bird names.