Date: 9/16/19 10:05 am From: Diane Hichwa <dhichwa...> [Mendobirds] <Mendobirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] RUFF on Virgin Creek this morning
The 4 letter scheme is not too confusing. It is TYPICALLY the first letters
of the full name.
If a one-word-name then the first 4 letters: Ruff is RUFF
If a two-word-name then the first 2 letters of each word: Black
If a three-word-name then first letter, first letter, first 2 letters:
And when there would be duplicates then a specific code is assigned:
Herring Gull and Heermanns Gull become HEGU and HEEG
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From: <Mendobirds...> on behalf of "'Jim Armstrong'
Reply-To: Jim Armstrong <jimarmstrong...>
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] RUFF on Virgin Creek this morning
I have never been comfortable with, and certainly not conversant in, the
four-letter abbreviation scheme for birds.
Is the bird being discussed here a Ruff or a RUFF?