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Todays bird puzzle
"Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:25:55 +1100
I take it to be a “Q” = ‘Queensland Cassowary’, my reasoning
being that in 1902 the chooms (or those of them that illustrate alphabets) would
hardly have caught up with federation.
From: Mark Clayton [
Sent: Friday, 28 March 2008 6:11 PM
To: 'martin butterfield'; 'canberra birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Todays bird puzzle
Hi Martin and all,
My guess would be N = Native Companion ie Brolga, O = the picture
is definitely of a Casuary but I am sure they meant it to be an Ostrich, and J
= most definitely a Jackass better known as an obvious Laughing Kookaburra.
From: martin butterfield
Sent: Friday, 28 March 2008 4:53 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Todays bird puzzle
We have purchased an alphabet frieze from
the NGA in which each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by an Australian
image - mainly bird or animal. When we sent this to a german friend, as a
gift for her new baby's nursery wall, she replied that it was
"interesting" and they had "had some nice fun trying to
work out how some of the images link to the letter" they were supporting.
We then paid some more attention to the
images and three are in the attachment. You may like to link the image to
its letter (although not shown E is for Emu etc) and I'd welcome your
suggestions. I rate 1 of them relatively easy, 1 less than easy and
have no idea how the bird in the third links to its letter. As a possible
clue the design was done in London on 1902.
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