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Sweden’s Ornithological Society has changed the names of a bunch of birds because they were concerned that the old names sounded racist.
Oh for the love of Pete..Who would even notice! I hope the idea does not spread and our red winged black birds end up being called red winged birds.
Wouldn't it be silly to stop calling a bird that is mostly black with red wings a red winged blackbird because the word black is considered racist?!? I really doubt it will come to that... I could be wrong though!
Yes it would indeed..And since there are a number of birds with a good bit of red plumage on their wings,and elsewhere,this could get complicated.
I feel sorry for those poor Swedes...