RE: Bird Names

To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: RE: Bird Names
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:27:56 +1000
> Does anyone know of any Aboriginal names for some of our birds that
> are not
> presently in common use? 
> Susan Myers
> phone: +61 3 9819 2539
> Email:Susan Myers 
In 'Poor Fellow My Country' by Xavier Herbert the Willie Wagtail is
given the aboriginal name of Kikkirrijirrit (I may have some of the
double letters here wrong), which I think is a fabulous name, capturing
the bird's call as well as its animated 'personality'. 

The Brown Falcon has retained its aboriginal name in its species name,

Paul Osborn

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