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Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

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Three waterfowl species subject to be renamed

Beginning next year, the world’s largest group of ornithologists, the American Ornithological Society, will begin renaming as many as 80 North American bird species currently named after people. Among waterfowl, three species could see their names changed next year, the Barrow’s goldeneye, pictured above, Steller’s eider, and Ross’s goose. (Stock photos)
The American Ornithological Society plans in 2024 to begin renaming up to 80 bird species, and three waterfowl species – Ross’s goose, Barrow’s goldeneyes, and Steller’s eiders – are likely to be among the birds that are given new names. AOS, the recognized authority on bird naming in North America, plans to rename all species that are named after people. In a Nov. 1 press release, the AOS announced the changes are being made “in an effort to address past wrongs and engage far more people in the enjoyment, protection, and study of birds.”
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