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Old 03-31-2013, 05:33 PM
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re: Some Common Abbreviations

Arbitrarily creating our own acronyms may end up confusing us & anybody trying to figure out what we're trying to convey.....

What we tend to refer to as parrot acronyms/abbreviations are really take-offs from alphabetic (Alpha) codes used by ornithological programs. There are, however, inconsistencies in the rules governing the alpha codes; with some lists not including all species.

Many of the acronyms we are familiar with have been shortened from their normal 4-letter designations; while others have been created for convenience of parrot enthusiasts. The acronyms listed below were compiled from those used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent River Wildlife Research Center; U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory; North American Bird Bander; the American Ornithologists Union; various other authorities and internet news group listings.

In case you didn't know, a while back I posted two pages of known/accepted acronyms under: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1 & Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 2

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