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Discussion: Canaria vs Canary

in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2018-12-31

Jan 1, 2019 2:22 PM # 
Gran Canaria was named for dogs, not canaries, a fact that some may not know.
Jan 1, 2019 2:24 PM # 
I can't see any of your photos, just small blank boxes.
Jan 1, 2019 4:04 PM # 
Photos not showing up on this post for me either (ubuntu/firefox/desktop). Source shows an image tag, but a googlecontent link over 600 characters long that doesn't appear to be in any recognizable format.
Jan 1, 2019 4:13 PM # 
I think the name in latin translates to Island of the Dogs or something like that. My former department head used to study island endemics and spent quite a lot of time in the Canaries.
Jan 1, 2019 5:21 PM # 
Yes, and I believe that the canaries (finches) are named after the Canary Island, possibly their "origin".
Jan 1, 2019 5:34 PM # 
The pictures are quite lovely on my desktop, but don’t appear on my iPad.
Jan 2, 2019 2:25 AM # 
I'll fix the pictures tomorrow. The origin of the name of the islands is unclear (maybe dogs, maybe not), but the birds are named after the islands.

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