Re: Regent Honeyeaters in South Australia and western Victoria

Subject: Re: Regent Honeyeaters in South Australia and western Victoria
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:17:43 +1000
Words did not always mean what we currently think they mean.
Or may have different meanings in different places.

Eg. "The vagrants I encountered in France were generally
common - although a came from better backgrounds."

Incidentally Wheelwright's 1861 "Bush Wanderings of a
Naturalist" - around Melbourne - says on p142. "The
Warty-faced Honey-eater ... was a rare and uncertain
visitant to our district; generally came in large flocks..." 

Are there any birds which currently both appear in large
flocks and are described as "rare"?
Michael Norris

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU