Re: birding-aus What is a Thailand Burung Tite?

Subject: Re: birding-aus What is a Thailand Burung Tite?
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 17:24:47 PDT
Would someone please put a note on birding-aus as to the species?

Somewhere in the dim recesses of my failing memory, I think that I once
heard that the Spotted Turtle-dove _Streptopelia chinensis_ now naturalised
in much of the coastal strip of eastern Australia (it's common in Brisbane)
is kept for its voice in some Asian countries.  Could it be the burung

Hi Syd

Burung is actually a Malay word (Bahasa Malaysia & Bahasa Indonesia) -
simply meaning "bird".  I'm at work at the moment, but later on I'll consult
my Javanese field guide to see if "Burung Tite" occurs there.  The accented
"e" is not Malay though - so it seems like a compound name.

Cheers, Lawrie

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