FW: Pizzey & Knight (part 5,703)

To: "'ozbird'" <>
Subject: FW: Pizzey & Knight (part 5,703)
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 12:08:25 +1000
> A few days ago I sent the bit underneath to the list.  Some friends
> pointed out my confusion - of course the **Slater** swiftlets are the
> proper shape, not the Simpson & Day.  Invert the references to Slater
> and S&D, and you get what I actually meant to say.  So I revert to
> being a harsh critic of S&D, and my cantankerous reputation is
> preserved.
> (b) the swiftlets in Simpson & Day probably have the best "in flight"
> jizz of the guides (yes I did say "best" in the same sentence as S&D);
> Collocalia swiftlets are often rather paddle-shaped or spatula-shaped
> in the wing department in flight, compared with the more
> crescent-winged swifts-proper; P&K and Slater both make the swiftlets
> a bit too "pointy-winged".
> Lawrie Conole
> Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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