Re: Bird names

Aceman acelists at
Wed Mar 11 14:56:38 UTC 2015

So maybe the exact point is to make unknown species/names better known? :) Maybe there is some unpublished symbolic meaning in respect to TB.
I think Firefox also used names of unknown (to the rest of the world) national parks as codenames for some releases?

> Od: "Jörg Knobloch" <jorgk at>
> Komu: <tb-planning at>
> Dátum: 11.03.2015 15:47
> Predmet: Re: Bird names
>On 11/03/2015 14:44, Chris Ramsden wrote:
>> 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.
>There is a misunderstanding. I used to live in Australia, now back in 
>Sure we have avocets in Germany (Säbelschnäbler), those white birds who 
>poke their beak in the mud on the coast. We also have buntings (Ammer). 
>The point is: Non-native English speakers (and antipodean ones as well) 
>won't know these names. I guess 99.9% of Germans wouldn't know what an 
>"Ammer" is.
>If you want "A" and "B", here's a list: 
>Jorg K.

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