Stephen Menzie (Brit. Birds 117: 2–3) said that, in relation to the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) planned abolition of all English language bird names featuring people, he had ‘a lot of sympathy with the idea that eponymous species names go, no exceptions. Some babies will for sure go out with the bathwater, but it makes the proposal cleaner and easier to enact.’ He nuanced


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