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Subject: terminology
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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:16:46 +1100

I take Harveys point about putting in a comma but I feel he has missed my point. In the species I have noted, the Black Honeyeater should ONLY be listed as a vagrant, it is NOT a rare bird. In this case I don’t think we need the word “rare” to describe it, “vagrant” gives a more than adequate description.  As I said, can anyone show me a listing anywhere for a common, vagrant?  If, for example, we had a Night Parrot suddenly turn up in Canberra, then I would be prepared to accept a definition of “rare, vagrant”. I know there are also variations on what is considered rare – birds of preys versus honeyeaters for example – the term is relative. This could be an interesting topic…..!!



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