Re: Common Names

To: Jan England <>
Subject: Re: Common Names
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 22:16:32 +1000
Hi Jan and all,

Natty nomencalture for a mixed up beastie.

We have a few local names at Indooroopilly too.  Our Ea(t)choo calls out its
name/empty threat at the drop of a stick insect (from its raptorial bill).
Yellcatoos draw abuse from frustrated late risers.  A persistent Stradalote
calls all day from the top of a really tall gum and is totally invisible.


Jan England wrote:

> What do you call a sulphur-crested cockatoo crossed with a galah?
> A cocklah of course (my interpretation)!
> Apparently there is one of these birds kept at a motel in Cardwell.  It is
> between the size of a galah and a cockatoo, has a cockatoo bill and is white
> on the back and honey-brown on the chest and face and is a great talker.
> Apparently a lady on the Tablelands breeds them.
> Great bird for overseas twitchers!      Jan

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