impossible identification please

To: "'COG'" <>
Subject: impossible identification please
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:13:57 +1000
Oh, I wouldn't know why this would be an American name. It presumably refers to the ring around the face, being like the disk on a Barn Owl's face. Of course Barn Owls are a very widespread species. As that is the only similarity I can think of. I first became familiar with these birds in captivity, as I often kept them in my school days. Both in captivity and wild, they are in demeanour a really charming little bird. I can't think of another bird species that equally deserves that description. Now that is really scientific.........
I wonder why you would suggest they seem to be declining.
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From: boy nature [
Sent: Sunday, 8 July 2012 10:22 PM
To: Chris Davey; Ann Howarth; COG; jude hopwood
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] impossible identification please

Which is obviously an American name.
So when do we see Double-bars In this city?
They seem to be declining.


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From: Chris Davey

Sent: 07/08/12 08:56 PM

To: 'Ann Howarth', 'COG', 'jude hopwood'

Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] impossible identification please

My sister–in-law knows these birds as Owl Finches which I always think is a lovely description.



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