Views all Canberrans will recognise (27)

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From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:51:06 +1000

LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN on a sparkling July morning, as seen from the commuting path by the jogging, walking or cycling Canberran.  The abundant Australasian Darter is insufficiently recognised as a true Canberra species, although often vying with the frogmouth in featuring in the proud early snaps of the ornithogical digi-snapper.  ‘Australasian’ is perhaps a bit misleading as it does not occur in NZ (unlike the lovable Brush-tailed Possum), but, as presently assessed, does extend to (or from) ‘New Guinea, the Lesser Sundas and the southern Moluccas’, there being as yet no word to describe satisfactorily just that section of the Earth’s surface covered by A novaehollandiae.   



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