Bird names

Onno Ekker o.e.ekker at
Wed Mar 11 11:51:41 UTC 2015

On 11-3-2015 09:35, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> Hi all,
> sadly my connection to Mozilla's servers was super slow during the
> biweekly meeting yesterday so I couldn't connect.
> Now I've read in the minutes about the planned bird names: Avocet and
> bunting.
> As English is my second language - despite living in Australia for 16
> years - I've never heard of these birds.
> Sure enough, avocet can be found by Google, bunting is a little
> harder, you need search for "bunting bird".
> Since TB has a large international user base, for example in Germany
> and Japan, wouldn't it be better to use the names of some better known
> birds? I'm sure many English speakers understand the names of the OS X
> releases (Puma, Tiger, Lion) or the names of the Ubuntu releases
> ( And also Android names are very
> easy to understand.
> So why not use some better known, easier recognisable, bigger and
> stronger birds? TB 38 will be new and strong, so I'd say eagle or
> falcon or albatross might be more fitting. If we wanted a pun, we
> could use phoenix ;-)
> Just an opinion ...


I guess you chose name starting with A and B for Aurora and Beta, but
Avocet and Bunting are unknown...
Aracari and Bowerbird are also unknown to me, but have nice connotations
resembling Harakir and Powerbird :-)


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