Re: Brush Wattlebird

To: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Subject: Re: Brush Wattlebird
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:11:39 +1000
Conole, Lawrie wrote:
> 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
They shouldnt be wattlebirds, any of them. They should be wockle-birds,
that's what they say!  Anthea Fleming

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