If you can get hold of a copy of "An Index of Australian Bird Names "
Published by the CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research in 1969 you will find
1. White winged Triller: - Lalage suerii, Campephaga tricolor, Lalage
2. Brown Quail: - Synoicus ypsilophorus, Coturnix australis, C.
ypsilophorus, Synoecus australis, S. diemenensis, Synoicus australis,
Over the years this has been a most useful book.
Another book you may find of interest is the Supplement to "The Emu" Volume
77 May 1978. RAOU.
To access these books try the QOSI Library or get on to Dr Peter Woodall at
e-mail He may be able to help you source the book.
John & Ruth Walter,
Phone 07 4693 1487
Fax 07 4693 1469
> From: Alexandra Appleman <>
> Subject: birding-aus RFI: bird name identification
> Date: Wednesday, 3 March 1999 12:15
> I am trying to get the bird database for the Desert Uplands area of
> Queensland (such that it is) up to date and in user-friendly format which
> involves cross-referencing geo-referenced sightings provided by the
> Queensland Museum with REM names based on the Boles & Chritidis Taxonomy.
> 2 records are proving particularly problematic and I have been unable to
> find references in the usual texts.
> 1. Can anyone confirm that Lalage tricolor is a former name for the
> suerii (White-winged Triller)? As this record is dated 1966 and from
> Clermont I thought it might be too far inland for the Varied
> 2. Synoicus australis queenslandicus (Family: Phasianidae) This one has
> really got me stumped as they are a bit short on pheasants in Central
> Queensland. At first I thought it might be a former name for the Bustard.
> This record is from the 'Natal Downs'(Curtis Dam), a cattle property in
> north-east sector of the Desert Uplands, south of Charters Towers. It was
> recorded in 1980 and so is from the 'Joh era' rather than the 'One
> movement which has replaced it.
> Any takers?
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