Hummingbird in Australia?

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Subject: Hummingbird in Australia?
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 05:21:51 +1000

Apologies if I'm repeating myself.  Beaudesert Shire Council (south of Brisbane) has a Superb Lyrebird standing on a pumpkin for its logo.  No Superb Lyrebirds in the Shire; only Albert's.  I pointed this out and the reply was that there are lyrebirds in the Shire and what the logo illustrates is what the public recognises as a lyrebird.

BTW, Eastern Spinebills sometimes hover in front of flowers to drink the nectar.  Right shape for a hummingbird?  Bit large though.



From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 15:52:11 +1000
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Hummingbird in Australia?

Isn't that idiotic. But no worse than that the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation used a Bald Eagle in their EMBLEM. I am not sure if they have fixed this after I complained to them about this, five years ago.


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