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Distance Learning: The Names of Birds

Why are American Robins thrushes, and England’s Robins flycatchers? Why did Audubon refer to vultures as turkey buzzards when they aren’t turkeys OR buzzards? And how can taxonomy help us understand the answers to these questions? In this lecture, self-professed word nerd and bird nerd Brodie Cass Talbott applies his linguistics training to his favorite subject: birds.

An American Robbin perched on a plant covered with red berries.
American Robin, photo by Mick Thompson

Why are American Robins thrushes, and England’s Robins flycatchers?

Self-professed word nerd and bird nerd Brodie Cass Talbott applies his linguistics training to his favorite subject: birds.

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Class Details

      • Class: July 28, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
      • ZOOM: A link to the virtual class will be emailed to you, along with instructions, one to two days before your class.
      • Note: At this time, distance learning classes with Portland Audubon are not available outside of the allotted time. We will be sure to make our most popular distance learning sessions available again. Thank you!

 

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Date:
July 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

OR United States
Cost:
$20 – $30

Venue

OR United States
Cost:
$20 – $30

Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org