Origin of 'graculina'

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Subject: Origin of 'graculina'
From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:33:12 +1100
Thanks all for the replies,

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From: Shirley Cook  
Sent: Sunday, 29 October 2006 3:37 PM
To: Cas and Lisa Liber; 
Subject: Origin of 'graculina'

Dear all,

That wonderful old book, "What Bird is That" by Neville W. Cayley gives
meanings of the scientific names of birds.  So the Pied Currawong's name: 
Strepera graculina means, "like a graculus, jackdaw".

Shirley Cook
Birds Australia - Northern NSW Group

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