Wait, ok, so The Search For Spock was wrong, or inconsistent with the series? I will say, when I said "the series" I meant to include the films; I can see why for clarity's sake they are being referred to separately.
I recognize that this could be inaccurate, but memory-alpha.org discusses both romulan (http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Romulan...3rd_century%29
) and klingon (http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Klingon_Bird-of-Prey
) birds of prey, so perhaps you can see why I would be confused.