Saturday, July 31, 2010
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Who came up with this name? Was he mad at them? Did a flock peck up his orchard?
Maybe he was simply blunt: "It's got a yellow belly, doesn't it?" he might have said. "It sucks sap outta trees, right?"
Imagine if this guy had been in charge of naming other birds:
Owl: Flat Faced Mouse Muncher
Pelican: Sack-Jowled Fish Scooper
Hummingbird: Needle-Nosed Necter Nibbler
Duck: Web-footed Dinner Dabbler
Vulture: Ball-headed Carcass Craver
Seagull: Squawkmouthed Dumpster Diver
Turkey: Pin-Headed Pending Poultry Product
Hawk: Rust-Feathered Rodent Reaper
That being said, I wonder if he had something to do with naming the Blue Footed Booby...