I've been eagerly checking the post every day waiting for my copy to arrive
(but it hasn't yet :( ). I've been curious about which taxonomy it uses?
On 20 May 2013 15:10, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> My copy of "Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide" by Ian Fraser and
> Jennie Gray, arrived in the post today.
> The cover of the book says of the title " This book is aimed at anyone
> with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and
> bird watching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian
> bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright
> misleading". The pronunciation of all scientific names is also given,
> including Gerygone.
> After a quick burrow through the book, I would say that it will be very
> useful for stopping arguments, starting arguments and providing one with
> enough data on the naming of Australian birds to be able to bore ones
> friends witless for ages.
> An essential book for the bird nerd.
> Carl Clifford
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