Friday, March 3, 2017

Taxonymy...nymy? (Seabirds & Shorebirds)

Oh, I miss the beach. While I wouldn't recommend 'booby' or 'haematopus', there are some really nice-sounding seabird names. :)
Oddly, unlike the butterflies or the songbirds, only a few seem to be based on human given names or surnames.

(all are genera, unless specified as common name)
  • Aethia
  • Agamia
  • Alca
  • Alle
  • Aphriza
  • Ardea
  • Ardenna
  • Ardeola
  • Arenaria
  • Avocet (common name)
  • Calidris
  • Cormorant (common name)
  • Curlew (common name)
  • Diomedea
  • Dunlin (common name)
  • Egretta
  • Esacus
  • Fregata
  • Fulmar (common name)
  • Gannet (common name)
  • Guillemot (common name)
  • Heron (common name)
  • Ibis (common name)
  • Jacana (common name)
  • Larus
  • Limosa
  • Lugensa
  • Morus
  • Murrelet (common name)
  • Petrel (common name)
  • Phaethon
  • Rissa
  • Skua (common name)
  • Sula
  • Thalassoica
  • Umbrette (common name)
  • Vanellus
  • Xema