We're using common names, while Dan is referring to Taxonomic
classification.

Dedicated bird watchers know the scientific classification down to the
sub-species, and can't understand why common names are good enough for
the rest of us.

Most people wouldn't know a Cathartes aura meridionalis from a hole in
the ground, but if you tell them you've seen a Turkey Buzzard, they'll
know what you mean right away.

On 12/1/2016 10:07 AM, Alan C wrote:
Nevertheless, there are many references to "Turkey Buzzard" on the web.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- From: Daniel J. Matyola
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On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:50 AM, Alan C <c...@lantic.net> wrote:

I've heard several US visitors to Kruger refer to our similar looking
Ground Hornbills as Turkey Buzzards so the term must be in common usage
over there.


Not among those who know birds.  Every country has its share of the
ill-informed.  Ours has even more than its share.

Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola

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