Kwaito; Big five; LBJs

Tom Kysilko pds at VISI.COM
Wed Jul 7 14:08:27 UTC 1999

I have used LBJs/Little Brown Jobs for at least ten years.  Picked it up
from birders in Minnesota.  Also:  LSBs = Little Striped Bastards

The point of these expressions is that no further identification of the
birds was achieved.  Another notational device use for partially identified
birds (even by those who don't use scientific nomenclature, which is the
vast majority of birders) is <common or scientific genus or family name> +

As in
Flycatcher species
Empidonax species (A genus of New World flycatchers)
Gull species

At 09:50 AM 7/7/1999 +0000, Joanne M. Despres wrote:
>An English friend of mine recently mentioned "little brown
>jobs"in connection with a birding expedition she'd taken in Scotland.   This
>friend lives in Oxford, though for many years she
>resided in the southern Maryland/Washington, D.C. area.  The context
>in which she used the phrase left me with the impression that it's
>current in English bird-watching circles.
>Joanne Despres

  Tom Kysilko        Practical Data Services
  pds at       Saint Paul MN USA

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