Dragoon Bird

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Subject: Dragoon Bird
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 21:41:33 +1000
Hello Colin,

I did misunderstand but it is all clear now and beautifully logical. 
Thanks for
taking the trouble to sort me out.

Ros Laundon.

scouler wrote:

> "riflebird" may have been given to those
> members of the bird of paradise family because of their green and black
> plumage. Green and black were the colours associated with rifle (i.e. 
> infantry)
> regiments in the British army.
> Dragoons, which were regiments of cavalry, often wore vividly coloured 
> uniforms
> in the British and other armies in the 19th century. and it is easy to see how
> the name"dragoon bird" came to be bestowed on the Noisy Pitta.
> Regards,
> Colin Scouler

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