Day 4 – Coal Tit

A Species a Day

The cold’s not going away yet, feel as bad today as yesterday so no venturing into the countryside for me alas. Thought I’d explain the names of the species before today’s entry. So on Day 1 we had Woodpigeon Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758 and on Day 2 we had Groundsel Senecio vulgaris L. (I’ve admitted the subspecies name here for simplicity). The non-italicized name at the start is the British English name, the first italicized part is the genus and the second part is species name. Both the same in both the animal and the plant, a genus is a closely related group and the species is an individual of that group; there are other groups above genus but will keep it simple. Think of it as a manufacturer and model of a car; Ford Focus, the model Focus, being made by Ford. The next bit is where zoological classification…

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