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Ichthyornithonymy.

Below is a list of animal names. Fourteen of them are genuine names of birds, fourteen are genuine names of fish, one is shared by both a bird and a fish, and one is completely fictitious. Can you correctly classify all thirty? If you get more than half of them correct, consider yourself an expert ichthyomithonomastician. (The correct classifications are in this issue's "Answers and Solutions".)

1. Grass-eater

2. Graceful prinia

3. Yellow-bellied tiktik

4. Forster's hawk

5. Greater adjutant

6. Sea eagle

7. Velvet asity

8. Black-spotted bare-eye

9. Bearded croaker

10. Wrenchman

11. Tawny frogmouth

12. Snotty parrot

13. Blackfoot cardinal

14. Elegant sand diver

15. Common bronzewing

16. Alpine kokopu

17. Rifleman

18. Paradise whiptail

19. White-breasted sergeant-major

20. Antarctic prion

21. Cape rockjumper

22. Crested hairtail

23. Spectacled boby

24. Sea kite

25. Long billed halfbeak

26. Crimson chat

27. Elegant trogon

28. Bearded reedling

29. Black-crowned tchagra

30. Maui parrotbill

TRISTAN MILLER

Darmstadt, Germany

http://www.nothingisreal.com/

ANSWER

 Birds: 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 15,17, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Fish:
1, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25. Both: 6. Neither:
3. 

All bird names are taken from Wikipedia, and all fish names from FishBase.

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