RE: Brush Wattlebird

To: Birding-aus <>, "'Trevor Quested'" <>, "" <>
Subject: RE: Brush Wattlebird
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 09:36:58 +1000
Apologies, etc.  I got my small "wattle-less" wattlebirds the wrong way
around.  When I enter the wrong one into my BirdInfo database (as I
ocasionally do), it makes the correction for me, so I still haven't learnt
;-)  The names Brush Wattlebird and Little Wattlebird have been used
interchangeably for so many years for both populations; further reinforcing
the general lack of worth of many vernacular names (at the risk of starting
that thread again ....).

I suggest:

1.  Western Banksia-bird
2.  Eastern Banksia-bird

Then I'll only need to remember which state I'm in to get the name right.

Thanks .........

Lawrie Conole
Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
37°46'57"S  144°58'45"E

Tel AH +61 3 9486 4575

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