Thornbill's R Trcky

Subject: Thornbill's R Trcky
From: Jason Polak <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:20:37 -0400
Indeed, I pronounce it ger-RIG-a-nee, which I learned from one of Sean
Dooley's books (actually I learned a lot of my pronunciations from there)!


On 2020-08-26 2:08 a.m., Carol Probets wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> After the Buff-rumped you have (1) Brown Thornbill, (2) Chestnut-rumped,
> (3) Yellow Thornbill, and the last one is Mangrove Gerygone.
> And to answer your gerygone question in the 4th paragraph, in my
> experience it’s usually pronounced “jer-RIG-a-nee” (with accent on the
> second syllable) but I’ve also heard it said with a hard g -
> “ger-RIG-a-nee”. The only people that say “jerry-gone” are people who
> have only read the word and haven’t heard other birders pronounce it :-)
> Cheers,
> Carol


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