Dragoon Bird

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Subject: Dragoon Bird
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:02:17 +1000
Thanks to all respondents, to the list and direct.

The evidence is coming down heavily on the side of the Noisy Pitta.  It is
interesting that Colin Scouler points out that British army dragoons
traditionally wore black and green which is much closer to the plumage of
the Riflebird than to that of the Noisy Pitta.

Sid Curtis remembers Dragoon bird as the Noisy Pitta from Mt Tamborine (SE
Qld).  Not far from Tamborine (as the Pitta flies) there is a Dragoon Bird
Creek at Binna Burra (Lamington Nat Park - SE Qld).  I'm wondering if anyone
familiar with Binna Burra of yesteryear would know if that was a traditional
place to see (hear) the Pitta.  It is in a fairly wet, dense part of the
park that would suit either N. Pitta or Riflebird.


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