Well, apparently old Winfield Scott, whom the bird was named for, was a military leader who drove the Native Americans off their lands in the 19th century and his name must now be similarly vanquished and denuded from the rolls.
This particular bird is not being singled out. The powers that be have identified over eighty species who should have their names changed so as not to offend the historically squeamish. See an article on the subject here.
The insect group The Entomological Society of America has over eighty bugs slated for a name change for one spurious reason or another.
Gypsy moth - gone. Offensive to the Romani people, who by the way oft refer to themselves as Gypsy. No matter. Back to Lymantria dispar, now doesn't that roll off the tongue?
Jewfish? See you, you are now the Goliath Grouper. How's that for a conversion? David, meet Goliath. I have to ask myself, how come I was never offended by this fish? What is wrong with me? Or the jew's harp either, for that matter. I guess I should be more sensitive.
McKown's Longspur? Sorry, named for a Confederate General. Can't have that.
Bachman's Sparrow. Horrors. The Lutheran Minister who gave the bird its moniker once owned slaves. (Bye bye, Jefferson Airplane.)
Townsend's solitaire. No, no, no, the 1830's era naturalist John Townsend measured the craniums of indigenous people, research that has been used to identify false racist hierarchies. Let's pretend that he never existed.
The ESA article is interesting.
Forgive me, but my have we gotten touchy. And incredibly silly in our quest to paper over the past and our collective history, now being possessed of such nauseating self righteous enlightenment.