Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 15, 2020

A small bird sheds its Confederate past with a new name

The Washington Post reports

Sports teams, military bases and corporate logos aren’t the only things being renamed or recast during these days of racial reckoning. A little bird just got a new moniker.

After a concerted push, including by Black birders, the American Ornithological Society has changed the name of the McCown’s longspur to the thick-billed longspur. The original honored John Porter McCown, a Confederate general who also led campaigns against Native American tribes.

Read full story at A small bird sheds its Confederate past with a new name – The Washington Post


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