For those listserve folks (who like myself) were not familiar with the name "Wilson's Thrush" - it is now known as the Veery. I found this info. in one of my favorite tomes...*A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America* by Edward Howe Forbush and John Bichard May.
This book has a long history dating back to 1925 and E.H.Forbush's *Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States.* What it has grown into is an accepted "classic", written in a style of the day, which gives the reader all the technical knowledge needed, as well as a species other names, which has led to quite a few chuckles along the way ! Did you know that the Purple Gallinule was once called "Blue Pete" or that American Woodcock was a.k.a. Little Whistler; Whistler; Bogsucker; Timber Doodle; Hill Partridge and Wood Snipe. Lastly, how about the Great Black-backed Gull being referred to as Saddle-Back; Coffin-bearer; Minister and Turkey Gull Cheers, Bob. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --