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Hume's Ground Jay (Pseudopodoces humilis)

A brilliant natural history museum, built in time for the Olympics when they were held in Beijing in 2008. The museum covers three floors. Visited September 2013

Hume's Ground Jay (Pseudopodoces humilis)
Chlidonias, 25 May 2015
    • Chlidonias
      A brilliant natural history museum, built in time for the Olympics when they were held in Beijing in 2008. The museum covers three floors.

      Visited September 2013
    • TeaLovingDave
      Now more correctly called Hume's Ground-Tit.
    • Chlidonias
      only if you are also going to argue that (as an example) elephant shrews and tree shrews are "now more correctly called" sengi and tupaia because they aren't shrews. There are a whole host of other examples of animals named after species which later turn out to not be related. It's just the common name.

      I started calling them Groundpeckers instead though (one of their other common names), after seeing them in the wild and watching how they feed. It's a much better name than either Ground Jay or Ground Tit.
    • TeaLovingDave
      It's not quite the same situation as either of your examples, however, as there aren't any true shrews which are called elephant shrews or treeshrews which these taxa could be confused with; conversely, there *is* a group of true corvids called ground-jays - the members of the genus Podoces.
    • Chlidonias
      I could just as easily have used wrens, robins or tits as examples, all of which have species with those common names which are not actually wrens, robins or tits. Their names aren't going to be "more correct" if they get bastardised into a new form.
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