Magpie Geese at Tidbinbilla ACT

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Subject: Magpie Geese at Tidbinbilla ACT
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 18:06:50 +1000
On this comment from Benj (edited):
"On Philip Veerman's comment that they are 'rarely' in Canberra, well I don't enjoy semantic arguments, but to me 'rarely' means 'not often' or 'seldom' and these are also stated on Web definition pages. I would not consider 1 record in 20 years as being 'not often'."
Benj I slightly agree with you. "Rarely" is much more definitive than "not often". I was understating my comment. I could have written "very rarely". But does that make a lot of difference? Also the quote "rarely recorded wild locally" was about "locally" not "in Canberra".  These are or could be different things (as in where are the boundaries of locally).
Also I am Philip Veerman not Philip Veermans, so please use the apostrophe.
I support Harvey's comments, that make a lot of sense. Very likely this species is adapted to regular burning of its habitat and can move away from the danger and return later.  
The guy who wrote this initial message, sent it to Birding-Aus, not the cog-list. I suppose that he is not a local and not on the cog-list.  It was me who sent it to cog-list. I wonder if I should have. I suppose so.
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