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Rename All Birds Named After White People10000 Birdshttps://www.10000birds.com/rename-all-birds-named-after-white-people.htm2020article
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A Little Greener Podcast: Episode 12A Little Greener Podcasthttps://alittlegreener.podbean.com/e/insect-apocalypse/2021podcast
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityABC 7 Newshttps://kvia.com/news/us-world/2020/08/13/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/2020article
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What’s in a bird’s name?ABC Radio (Australia) - Julian Morrow on Sunday Extra
Guest - Ian Fraser, author of Australian Bird Names: Origins and Meanings
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/134869522021radio
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The People Behind The Birds Named For People: Alexander WilsonAll About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Alison Haighhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/the-people-behind-the-birds-named-for-people-alexander-wilson/2018article
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Reckoning with the Racist Past of Bird NamesAllegheny Front - Kara Holsopplehttps://www.alleghenyfront.org/reckoning-with-the-racist-past-of-bird-names/2020article/radio
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Our Commitment To Helping Create A More Just, Equitable, Diverse, And Inclusive Bird CommunityAmerican Bird Conservancy
https://abcbirds.org/article/our-commitment-to-helping-create-a-more-just-equitable-diverse-and-inclusive-bird-community/
2020statement
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J. J. Audubon and the Bird of Washington Fraud with Matthew HalleyAmerican Birding Association
https://www.aba.org/j-j-audubon-and-the-bird-of-washington-fraud-with-matthew-halley/
2020 podcast
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This Month in Birding – July 2020American Birding Association
https://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-july-2020/
2020 podcast
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This Month in Birding - April 2021American Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-april-2021/2021podcast
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This Month in Birding - July 2021American Birding Associationhttps://www.aba.org/this-month-in-birding-july-2021/2021podcast
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How to Know the Birds: No. 47, Watching Geese in the Age of #BirdNamesForBirdsAmerican Birding Association - Ted Floydhttps://www.aba.org/how-to-know-the-birds-no-47-watching-geese-in-the-age-of-birdnamesforbirds/2020article
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Community Congress on English Bird Names
American Ornithological Society -Diversity & Inclusion Cmte
https://t.co/lqYjSKnLn52021webinar
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Bird names are now racistAmerican Thinker - Eric Utterhttps://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/bird_names_are_now_racist.html#.YNHlghDngPI.twitter2021article
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Woke is for the BirdsAmerican Thinker - Michael Curtishttps://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/woke_is_for_the_birds.html2021article
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The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names ContinuesAudubon - Jessica Leberhttps://www.audubon.org/news/the-mccowns-longspur-no-more-debate-over-bird-names-continues2020article
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Birdist Rule #101: Learn About the People Certain Birds Are Named AfterAudubon - The Birdist
https://www.audubon.org/news/birdist-rule-101-learn-about-people-certain-birds-are-named-after?fbclid=IwAR2fX-BXxducCml48kzsdtnYKmFB-R3yE2a6CvVubWJNclDds4jguRe0s8I
2016article
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It's Dumb That Kirtland's Warbler Isn't Michigan's State Bird
And while we’re at it, we should change its name to Jack Pine Warbler.
Audubon Magazine - Andy McGlashenhttps://www.audubon.org/news/its-dumb-kirtlands-warbler-isnt-michigans-state-bird2021article
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The Bird World Is Grappling With Its Own Confederate Relic: McCown's LongspurAudubon Magazine - Asher Elbein
https://www.audubon.org/news/-bird-world-grappling-its-own-confederate-relic-mccowns-longspur
2020article
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Bird named for Confederate general sparks debate
Audubon Magazine - Asher Elbin reprint inThe Wildlife Society
https://wildlife.org/bird-named-for-confederate-general-sparks-debate/
2020article
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From gypsy moths to Audubon, nature names face racism testAxios - Russell Contrerashttps://www.axios.com/from-gypsy-moths-to-audobon-nature-names-face-racism-test-599d6c6a-adf3-4a0f-b3c6-641d0473770d.html2021article
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Proposal to rename Scott's OrioleBalala Blog - Robert Driverhttp://www.balalab.com/lablog/proposal-to-rename-scotts-oriole2021article
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The Human Factor: Ecological Salience in Ornithology and Ethno-OrnithologyBioOne - Andrew Goslerhttps://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Ethnobiology/volume-37/issue-4/0278-0771-37.4.637/The-Human-Factor--Ecological-Salience-in-Ornithology-and-Ethno/10.2993/0278-0771-37.4.637.short2017article
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Avian taxonomy news - Major step towards single global bird taxonomy announcedBird Guides
https://www.birdguides.com/news/major-step-towards-single-global-bird-taxonomy-announced/?mi_u=321929&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter050820&eid=321929&_ccCt=z0sRIngnxKh0pXwJGrstwzvMPBAi7zoZUqtuTM%7eII1lVdT2zfeEJ_f%7egqpRqXqVn
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McCown's Longspur renamed by American ornithologistsBird Guideshttps://www.birdguides.com/news/mccowns-longspur-renamed-by-american-ornithologists/2020article
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Bird Names for Birds
Trading “verbal statues” for names that celebrate the birds themselves
Bird Note https://www.birdnote.org/listen/shows/bird-names-birds2020radio/article
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Birders' Choice Awards 2020
Bird Names for Birds - Campaign of the Year Nominee
Birders' Choice Awards 2020 hosted by Bird Guideshttps://www.birdguides.com/information/birders-choice-awards-2020#2020other
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How to Know the Birds: No. 7, What the Swainson’s Hawk SaysBirding Magazine - Ted Floydhttps://blog.aba.org/2019/05/how-to-know-the-birds-no-7-what-the-swainsons-hawk-says.html2019article
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Thick-billed Longspur - An Icon for Change in the Canadian PriariesBirds Canada - Jody Allair and Yousif Attiahttps://www.birdscanada.org/thick-billed-longspur-an-icon-for-change-in-the-canadian-prairies/2021article
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How the North American bird list is changing in 2020BirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhall
https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/north-american-bird-list-changing-2020/
2020article
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A time of racial justice drives new push to rename birdsBirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhall
https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/birdwatching/racial-justice-new-push-rename-birds/
2020article
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McCown’s Longspur renamed Thick-billed LongspurBirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhall
https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/mccowns-longspur-renamed-thick-billed-longspur/
2020article
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Head of AOS commits to ‘changing exclusionary or harmful bird names’BirdWatching Magazine - Matt Mendenhallhttps://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/aos-commits-changing-exclusionary-harmful-bird-names/2021article
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Cuckoo! Leftists take aim at ‘racist’ bird names with ‘colonial’ rootsBizPac Review - Terresa Monroe-Hamiltonhttps://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/06/10/cuckoo-leftists-take-aim-at-racist-bird-names-with-colonial-roots-1087047/2021article
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The Eponym Dictionary of BirdsBo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Graysonhttps://books.google.com/books/about/The_Eponym_Dictionary_of_Birds.html?id=En4wBAAAQBAJ2014book
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Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems to be renamed and become open accessCanadian Science Publishinghttps://cdnsciencepub.com/do/10.1139/news.2021.06.28/abs/#.YQv-dWOqyKE.twitter2021article
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Birds, cows in crosshairs of those hoping to alter history, ‘fix’ our cultureCarolina Journal - CJ Trumphttps://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/birds-cows-in-crosshairs-of-those-hoping-to-alter-history-fix-our-culture/2021article
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Toronto city council votes to rename Dundas Street
Vote follows push to scrap name due to Henry Dundas's connection to slave trade
CBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-renaming-dundas-street-1.6103260?cmp=newsletter_CBC%20News%20Morning%20Brief_4256_2906532021article
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Renaming Asian carp: Concern over racism, waterways inspires push for new monikerCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/asian-carp-renaming-fish-racism-1.61037422021article
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Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's timeCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-name-change-1.61269832021article
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Ryerson University to change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schoolsCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-university-name-change-1.61547162021article
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Hundreds of Ryerson professors sign letter demanding university change its nameCBC News - Ali Razahttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-profs-name-change-1.60562602021article
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Edmonton city council votes to rename Grandin LRT station, cover mural of bishopCBC News - Jennie Russell https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-city-council-votes-to-rename-grandin-lrt-station-cover-mural-of-bishop-1.60570682021article
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John James Audubon's complex legacyChicago Daily Harold - Jeff Reiterhttps://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210805/john-james-audubons-complex-legacy2021article
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Confederate' name of a bird is changedChina Daily
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202008/17/WS5f39fd41a310834817260c41.html
2020article
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Bird Names For BirdsClapper Rail by Brooklyn Bird Club - Daniel Smithhttp://brooklynbirdclub.org/ClapperRail/Clapper_Rail_Summer_2021.pdf2021article
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Many North American birds bear names with racist roots. That's beginning to changeCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/us/birds-renaming-racist-history-trnd/index.html2021article
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Certain types of fish are being renamed in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimesCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/asian-invasive-carp-rename-scn-trnd/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2021-07-19T11%3A15%3A05&utm_term=link2021article
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Why so many geographic sites in the US still have racist namesCNN - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/11/us/racist-geographic-site-names-trnd/index.html2021article
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An invasive species has an ethnic slur in its common name. Entomologists are changing thatCNN - Neelam Bohra and Radhika Maryahttps://www.cnn.com/2021/07/12/us/gypsy-moth-name-change-scn-trnd/index.html2021article
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Washington Post Comes for the White Birdwatching PatriarchyConservative Angle - Ed Jennerhttp://conservativeangle.com/washington-post-comes-for-the-white-birdwatching-patriarchy/2021article
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Many North American birds have names with racist roots. That's beginning to changeCTV News - Leah Asmelashhttps://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/many-north-american-birds-have-names-with-racist-roots-that-s-beginning-to-change-1.54664172021article
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Does Teaching America It's Racist Make It Less Racist?Dag Bloghttp://dagblog.com/link/does-teaching-america-it-s-racist-make-it-less-racist-342952021article
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Woke science! Dozens of animals and plants to be renamed in 'racial stereotype' reviewDaily Express - Callum Hoarehttps://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1482404/woke-science-animals-plants-renamed-racial-stereotypes-esa-birds-history-scn2021article
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2020 was a big year in birdingDaily Herald - Jeff Reiterhttps://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20201218/2020-was-a-big-year-in-birding2020article
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Now wokeism is coming for the birds! Campaigners demand names of species including MacQueen's Bustard and Blyth's Reed Warbler are changed due to links to slavery and colonialismDaily Mail - Hayley Richardsonhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9792411/Campaigners-call-bird-names-links-colonialism-changed.html2021article
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Ornithologists on a mission to change the names of birds associated with colonial horrorsDaily Maverick - Shaun Smilliehttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-08-10-ornithologists-on-a-mission-to-change-the-names-of-birds-associated-with-colonial-horrors/2021article
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The History of North American Bird Names in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklists 1886 - 2000Darwiniana - Richard Whitehttp://www.darwiniana.org/zoo/AOUmenu.html2000website
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Changing Honorific Bird NamesEastside Audubon - Andy McCormick https://www.eastsideaudubon.org/corvid-crier/2020/changing-honorific-bird-names2020article
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Words for Birds: A Lexicon of North American Birds with Biographical NotesEdward S. Gruson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6476793-words-for-birds
1972book
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Knocking down statues: efforts to decolonize science in Colombia
While an initiative grows worldwide to rename the birds that honor conquerors and slavers, a team of Colombian biologists and ornithologists launches a series of expeditions through which historical naturalists passed a century ago, but this time, led by women and local communities.
El Espectador -
Daniela Quintero Diaz & Maria Monica Monsalve
https://www.elespectador.com/ciencia/tumbando-estatuas-esfuerzos-para-descolonizar-la-ciencia-en-colombia/2021article
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Better Common Names ProjectEntomological Society of Americahttps://www.entsoc.org/better-common-names-project2021webpage
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Entomological Society of America Discontinues Use of Gypsy Moth, Ant Names
Change marks launch of ESA effort to review, revise problematic insect common names
Entomological Society of Americahttps://www.entsoc.org/entomological-society-america-discontinues-use-gypsy-moth-ant-names2021press release
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Ornithologists call for birds named after people with links to slavery or racism to be changedEvening Standard
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/ornithologists-birds-racist-slavery-name-changes-a4517176.html
2020article
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Bird Names for Birds ConversationFeminist Bird Clubhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs6jDv-T5yM&feature=youtu.be2020webinar
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#BirdNamesForBirdsFowl Mouth Podcasthttp://fowlmouthspodcast.com/2020/09/01/episode-22-birdnamesforbirds/2020podcast
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Birds of the World: Recommended English NamesFrank Gill and Minturn Wright https://www.amazon.com/Birds-World-Recommended-English-Names/dp/0691128278Book
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A Bird By Any Other Name is a Thought Crime
Elite birdwatchers are purging American natural history.
Front Page Mag - Danusha Goskahttps://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/bird-any-other-name-thought-crime-danusha-goska/2021article
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Bird is the Word: An Historical Perspective on the Names of North American BirdsGary H. Meiterhttps://books.google.com/books/about/Bird_is_the_Word.html?id=dQVCuwEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description2020book
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John James Audubon Was Never GoodGizmodo - Ryan F. Mandelbaum https://gizmodo.com/john-james-audubon-was-never-good-18450940102020article
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Racism in Taxonomy: What’s in a Name?Hoyt Arboretum - MJ Jacksonhttps://www.hoytarboretum.org/racism-in-taxonomy-whats-in-a-name/2021article
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Towards redressing inaccurate, offensive and inappropriate common bird namesIbis - Robert J. Driver, Alexander L. Bondhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ibi.129842021peer-reviewed article
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Just for the birds: Can we get better bird names, Part IIIIdaho Press - Terry Rich Birdhttps://www.idahopress.com/community/just-for-the-birds-can-we-get-better-bird-names-part-iii/article_53cfe7f2-6fd8-5612-8389-b0594b5bc289.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social2021article
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What Confederate statues and some American bird names have in commonJackson Hole News & Guide - reprint of Foley & Rutter WaPo OpEd
https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/state_and_regional/writerrs_on_range/what-confederate-statues-and-some-american-bird-names-have-in-common/article_75b730c7-a25c-5080-939c-7656a533d2f5.html
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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names James A. Joblinghttps://archive.org/details/Helm_Dictionary_of_Scientific_Bird_Names_by_James_A._JoblingPDF
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A World of WatchersJoseph Kastnerhttps://www.amazon.com/World-Watchers-Joseph-Kastner/dp/0394528697Book
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityKMOV4
https://www.kmov.com/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/article_27f9254b-43db-53ae-8fe0-3d76d7a0f848.html
2020article
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Name Flap Ruffles FeathersLA Times
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-nov-12-mn-32707-story.html%3F_amp%3Dtrue
1999article
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What's in a Name?Laura Erickson's Birding Bloghttps://blog.lauraerickson.com/2020/09/whats-in-name.html2020article
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityLocal News 8https://localnews8.com/news/2020/08/13/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/2020article
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The Bird Names For Birds Movement - Special Edition by Calvin BonnLos Angeles Birds - Students newsletter - by Calvin Bonnhttps://us10.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=53326d1cd70b1b5e3fc3c00d1&id=710a31103d2020article
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Bird Names for Birds - lesson plan for grades 4-8Madison Audubonhttps://madisonaudubon.org/resources-for-teachers2021lesson plan
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Bird Names for BirdsMadison Audubon - Carolyn Byershttps://madisonaudubon.org/blog/2021/2/22/bird-names-for-birds2021article
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The Origin of the Common Names of Birds

Grant, M. (1951). The Origin of the Common Names of Birds. Bios, 22(2), 116-119.
Martin L. Granthttps://www.jstor.org/stable/4605362?seq=11951peer-reviewed article
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Audubon's Bird of Washington: unravelling the fraud that launched The birds of America

Citation: Halley, M. R. 2020. Audubon’s Bird of Washington: unravelling the fraud that launched The Birds of America. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 140:110-141.
Matthew Halley
https://bioone.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-british-ornithologists-club/volume-140/issue-2/bboc.v140i2.2020.a3/Audubons-Bird-of-Washington--unravelling-the-fraud-that-launched/10.25226/bboc.v140i2.2020.a3.full
2020peer-reviewed article
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Audubon’s famous banding experiment: Fact or fiction?

Citation: Halley, M. R. 2018. Audubon’s famous banding experiment: Fact or fiction? Archives of Natural History 45(1): 118–121.
Matthew Halleyhttps://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/anh.2018.04872018peer-reviewed article
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Jefferon's ornithology reconsidered

Halley, M. R. 2018. Jefferson’s ornithology reconsidered. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 162(3): 231–258.
Matthew Halleyhttps://matthewhalley.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/halley_2019_jeffersonsornithologyreconsidered.pdf2018peer-reviewed article
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McCown’s Longspur should not be renamed…unless all honorific names are changed.Matthew Halleyhttps://matthewhalley.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/mccowns-longspur-should-not-be-renamed-unless-all-honorific-names-are-changed/2019article
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The (literal) skeletons in the closet of American OrnithologyMatthew Halleyhttps://matthewhalley.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/the-literal-skeletons-in-the-closet-of-american-ornithology/2020article
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Harlan of Harlan’s Hawk: hustling skulls since 1826Matthew Halleyhttps://matthewhalley.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/harlan-of-harlans-hawk-hustling-skulls-since-1826/2020article
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Thought Police Goes After Bird NamesMoonbatteryhttps://moonbattery.com/thought-police-goes-after-bird-names/2021article
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A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identityMPTAAShttps://mptaas.com/2020/08/a-bird-named-for-a-confederate-general-officially-has-a-new-identity/2020article
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Cancel Culture Comes for … Birds?National Review - Sarah Schuttehttps://www.nationalreview.com/2021/06/cancel-culture-comes-for-birds/2021article
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Offensive and inaccurate bird names should be changed, study saysNatural History Museum - UK - Josh Davishttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2021/july/offensive-and-inaccurate-bird-names-should-be-changed-says-study.html2021article
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Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecologyNature Ecology & Evolution - Christopher H. Trisos, Jess Auerbach & Madhusudan Katti https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01460-w?fbclid=IwAR1y3yBNyuFp75UmxOpW2Vw72uADi6cw1i6MnxutRQfJyiJWFA6_HdexzbI2021article
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Worries over racism, waterways inspire push to rename fishNBC Newshttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/worries-over-racism-waterways-inspire-push-rename-fish-n1274083?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma2021article
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This Moth's Name Is a Slur. Scientists Won't Use It Anymore.New York Times - Sabrina Imblerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/09/science/gypsy-moth-romani-entomological-society.html2021article