Vernacular names, ignorance is bliss.

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Subject: Vernacular names, ignorance is bliss.
From: "Michael J Hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:33:05 +1000
       Apologies re my ignorance of a second round of "common name" changes
in 1993-94 after Sibley & Alquist's DNA studies and Christidis & Boles'
classification, when there was voting involved and some "original"
Australian bird names were restored, eg "Bush Stone-curlew" instead of "Bush
Thicknee", which was inflicted fifteen years before in 1978.

   Shows that these names are not immutable, and that there is hope for the
old Jabiru yet.Try again after another fifteen years, in 2010, The Year of
the Jabiru.!



Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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