Bird names

Chris Ramsden chris.ramsden at
Wed Mar 11 13:44:19 UTC 2015

Both birds are members of families represented throughout north america 
and much of europe and asia. They're hardly rare or scarce. I suspect 
your antipodean location make them appear unusual to you. ;-)


On 2015-03-11 08:35, 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 ...
> Jorg K.
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