Trip report: Truganina Explosives Reserve, Altona, Victoria

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Trip report: Truganina Explosives Reserve, Altona, Victoria
From: Laurie&Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 18:15:14 +1000
The even simpler explanation is that while the number of bird species in Aus is
under a thousand, the number of plant species is an order of magnitude [or two] 

Hence, there is far greater chance of confusion arising from the use of common
names [that and the fact that the multiplicity and non-specificity of common
plant names is much greater].  Most of you can eventually work out what [bird
species] a weero is [particularly if you ask Frank].  Much harder to work out
common names in use in other parts of Oz.


Tony Russell wrote:
> Hi Lorraine,
> I think it's because most birders are simple folk who can't get their
> tongues around the scientific avifaunal nomenclature.

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