RE: Common names

Subject: RE: Common names
From: Ronald Orenstein <>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 09:24:49 -0400
Can anyone
>offer the REN for the following (locally) common names?

> buln buln
> white headed water hen

I belive the buln buln is the Ringneck Parrot (not sure if this is the
name) - certainly this name is used for the Mallee Ringneck in Eastman's "The
Parrots of Australia".  I would bet that the second is the coot, though
that is
a guess - in other pats of the world the white bill shield has led to
names (eg bald pate, used over here for a duck, the American Widgeon).
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