Swedish bird names

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Subject: Swedish bird names
From: Andrew Thelander <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:39:28 +1000
Hi folks

I have just read that the Swedes have now finished their official list of 
Swedish names for all the world’s bird species. It is interesting what they 
have come up with here in Australia. Our treecreepers are (translated) 
“eucalyptus creepers” and the White-winged chough is the “kidnapper bird”. 
Naturally, currawong becomes kurrawong but chowchilla stays as is. 
Cuckoo-shrikes are “grey birds” and the Noisy miner is the “noisy honey 
starling”. For many NZ birds, they have settled for the Maori names.

Enjoy your Black Friday!


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