Using proper names

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:07:52 PST
I usually use proper names for plants.  Occasionally when I Google a  
plant name I will get a website of little sea creatures, or some  
flying insects.  I think some of these names were fritillaria and  

When I look at bird lists, there are wonderful common names:  Golden  
Spangled Whatevers, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulets.

Do bird watchers ever use scientific names, or is it just us plant  

Diane Whitehead

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