birding-aus The correct answer is? and congratulations to ...

To: Sofia Frew <>, All <>
Subject: birding-aus The correct answer is? and congratulations to ...
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 20:27:54 -0800 (PST)
My answers are as follows:

1.a.) How many birds are mentioned in this song?
"The twelve days of Christmas"

Answer:  6 types of bird (partridge, turtle dove,
french hen, calling bird, goose, and swan) or 23 birds
in total (1 partridge, 2 turtle doves, 3 french hens,
4 calling birds, 6 geese, 7 swans).

b.) Which bird lived in the pear tree?

Answer:  a partridge.

c.) And how many calling hens were there?

Answer:  none - there were 3 french hens and 4 calling
birds, but no calling hens.

Sofia Frew

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