Sunday, 23 November 2014

Birds of New Guinea

All courtesy of a series of Tweets by Charlie Loyd (@vruba), retweeted by Ed Yong (@edyong209):

NSB suspects that the biologists responsible for naming species in the region have basically spent the 20th century daring each other to use increasingly unlikely names.

Perhaps even now there is a biologist somewhere daring a colleague to name a species as an "Undone Wingnut" or something.

If so, I salute them with without reservation, for they have brought colour, and the Spangled Drongo, to my life.

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