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“Can Common Names Help Avian Subspecies Conservation?”

Tom Kellie

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~ This May, 2017 blog post from Nature considers the potential value of attractive common names for avian subspecies as a means of drawing attention, thereby enhancing public perception of what may be threatened subspecies.


Australia is cited as an example, as subspecies are recognized by law, which provides added support for proposing positive-sounding subspecies common names.

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