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Obsolete English names of North American birds and their modern equivalents

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Obsolete English names of North American birds and their modern equivalents; 1988; Federal Government Series; No. 174; Banks, R.C.

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Nicasio wren, mountain mockingbird, desert sparrow—these are among the many names one might find in the older North American ornithological or birding literature but not in recent field guides or check-lists. These are English common names that once were used for species, subspecies, or populations of birds but that have been supplanted by other names. Sometimes it is fairly easy to relate the old names to the present names, but often it can be difficult, especially if they are accompanied by scientific names that also have changed. In this list I equate those old names, and some not commonly found in modern writing, to the present English and scientific names of the species to which they apply. The usefulness of such a list was brought [...]

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