RE: A light-hearted follow-up to the phalarope affair.

Subject: RE: A light-hearted follow-up to the phalarope affair.
From: Stephen Ambrose <>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 18:19:02 +1000
>New Scientist had a long running series of such names in the back
>of the magazine; does anyone have any examples of bird-related names?

My school teacher inspired my interest in bird-watching when I was an
8-year-old living in England. He asked me to use a field guide to identify
a bird that was sitting in a tree outside the classroom. I can't remember
the identity of the bird species, but the teacher's name was Mr Heron!

Dr Stephen Ambrose
Research Manager
Birds Australia (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)
Australian Bird Research Centre
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East,
VIC   3123.
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