Albert P.Lyrebird

Subject: Albert P.Lyrebird
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:03:26 +1000
A correction to the scientific name of Albert's Lyrebird in my previous
posting. It's Menura ('moon tail' not melanura, 'black tail') alberti (ie
they used albertus, gen alberti, as the Latin form of Albert). But the point
I made was still valid.

Another unfortunate royal bird is the Regent Honeyeater (and, for that
matter, the Regent Bowerbird). Now that most people no longer remember that
the Prince Regent had a taste for gaudy clothes, especially yellow ones? what
does the name mean, who is the bird deputising for? Or is it simply

I wouldn't like to see Regents called Warty-faced Honeyeaters, but what about
 Golden-streaked Honeyeaters, or Phrygian Honeyeaters?

John Leonard

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