Common in Name

Many species have the prefix Common as part of their name (i.e. Common This, Common That).  I don't know how the 'powers that be' arrive at establishing a name but it seems short-sighted to name anything 'common' even if it's a species abundant in number.

Common Tern  |  Click here for Sounds/Calls


Lisa Gordon said…
I completely agree, and this is a beauty, Daniel!
Stephen Hayes said…
For a "common" bird it sure has an uncommon tail.
Red said…
Terrific catch of the tail. I've never seen this before. Good one!
Michelle said…
Such a complete miracle. How could it ever be common.

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