The Name of the Bird

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Subject: The Name of the Bird
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:17:43 +1100

Nev-er heard the likes of it.


John Layton


From: Denis Wilson [
Sent: Friday, 17 January 2014 8:35 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Cc: COG bird discussions
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] The Name of the Bird


Thanks Geoffrey.

Having visited Captain Cook's (supposed) original landing point at Kurnell, beneath a large Banksia integrifolia tree, I can tell you that the same New Holland Honeyeater which greeted Cook, Banks, Solander et al, is still living there, and still proclaiming his ownership of the same tree.
Given the fierce possessiveness of these birds, it is very clear why it would have earned the name of New Holland Honeyeater.

But given his age, now, he might be going a bit deaf, and a bit vague.
Probably does answer to Nev.

Denis Wilson

Denis Wilson

Some things in the universe are greater and deeper
than human intelligence.
It is the Power of Nature which bewilders us.

"The Nature of Robertson"


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