Why Australian common bird names should respond to societal change

Stephen T. Garnett, Golo Maurer, Georgia E. Garrard

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The common names of birds have always been changed to reflect societal trends in language usage. We suggest that guidelines should be developed for assessing the current acceptability of names associated with people from Australia’s past, particularly from colonial times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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