Of general ornithological interest - Elizabeth Gould.

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Subject: Of general ornithological interest - Elizabeth Gould.
From: Terry Bell <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:18:36 +0000
Having recently read and enjoyed the Birdmans Wife by Melissa Ashley and to 
learn more about the Gould’s travels in Australia in 1838/39 I have been 
visiting the National Library for research purposes.

Of particular interest to me was the regent honeyeaters, then known as the 
warty faced h.e., gold and black h.e. or gold and black bee eater.
Apparently , it was very common with similar habits to the current noisy miner 

No doubt all the information contained in Gould’s famous Birds of Australia ( 8 
volumes ) is now in digitalised form and can be readily accessed on the web.

However, perhaps for the older generation, I do wish to share my pleasure 
around in this forum, and recommend first hand inspections of these truly 
wonderful works of art, in glorious colour printed way back in 1848.

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