Bird names

Ludovic Hirlimann ludovic at
Wed Mar 11 15:00:33 UTC 2015

Yes they did. And thunderbird used beach names

On 03/11/2015 03:56 PM, Aceman wrote:
> 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 :) Maybe there is some unpublished symbolic meaning in respect to TB.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?
> aceman
> ______________________________________________________________
>> 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 
>> Germany.
>> 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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