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Welsh Tits

Welsh Tits

Welsh Tits

I have been writing a lot recently about a new garden visitor. It goes by at least two names: the Bengal Monitor and the Clouded Monitor.
A man wrote to me asking why I used the less common name of Clouded Monitor in my articles.
“Well,” I replied, “living in Thailand, it seems daft to call it a Bengal Monitor. Think about Welsh tits, for example… It would be like calling all the tits in England Welsh. It wouldn’t be accurate. We Welsh have our own tits and we love our Welsh tits, as I’m sure the English do theirs”.

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