To: Frank O'Connor <>, "" <>
Subject: names
From: John Graff <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:08:23 +0000
Yeah, but it's not in any way evident that this is the case without looking it 
up. Just about anyone seeing the name "Swan River Honeyeater" is going to 
assume that it is named for the Swan River (as you're finding!). So even though 
it may have been technically appropriate, it's still unnecessarily confusing. 
Along the lines of naming some snow white bird "Black _______________" after 
some guy named Black.


From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Frank 
O'Connor <>
Sent: Monday, 30 January 2017 1:16 AM
Subject: names

When will people learn that the Swan River Honeyeater was named (by
Gould in about 1860?) after the Swan River Colony, not the Swan River
itself. Hence the name was appropriate. Irrelevant now that Gilbert's
has been adopted.

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