please use correct names

Subject: please use correct names
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:05:36 -0700 (PDT)
In the ongoing Canada Goose discussion, somebody talked about the introduced 
This is absolutely wrong:
MINERS are honeyeaters and are native to Australia.
You were talking about COMMON MYNAS (aka Common Mynahs), which are introduced 
starlings from Asia.
I had to explain to non-birding Australians many times that Noisy Miners are 
native, but I am surprised that this needs to be explained in this group too :-(


Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala
Yellow-throated Miner Manorina flavigula
Black-eared Miner Manorina melanotis

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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