March 2004 – vol. 97, issue 3, pp 144–148 May I congratulate the Editorial Board of British Birds for having the courage, foresight and wisdom to take a sensible stand on the subject of changes to English bird names. One can argue forever about whether a particular name change is a good idea, but that is missing the point. Individuals will always prefer one or two `unofficial' names to the official ones, but at least the new list bears the... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.