My recent 'Bird Nerd' column in the January/Febraury 2020 edition of the awesome Australian Geographic Magazine is about bird names. This article is called 'What's in a Name?', and talks about the binomial system developed by Swedish Naturalist Carl Linnaeus in the 1700s, and how the common names of Australian birds were originally based on the bird names of the northern hemisphere species that early European naturalists were already familiar with.

Some of the names of Australian bird species that are mentioned include the robins, wrens and finches.

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