Re: Three questions.

To: Dr Richard Nowotny <>,
Subject: Re: Three questions.
From: David James <>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 11:59:04 +1000
At 23:01 6/11/98 +1100, Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:
>Some specialist information would be appreciated (and some of the answers
>may be of more general interest).
>1.     High on Mt Lewis (for those who don't know, Mt Lewis is near Kingfisher
>Park, Far North Queensland) what is the approximate ratio of Atherton to
>Large-billed Scrubwrens?

Most if not all are Atherton at the altitude of the clearing. However,
others may disagree with this as the ID of these two is controversial and

2.      How do the residents of Eungella pronounce the name of their town (and
>therefore how should we pronounce the honeyeater's name)?  Is it
>"YOUNG-eller", "Oon-jeller", "Un-geller", etc??

like "young-galah" but "young-gelah". I say it fast with little gap between
young and gelah. 
>3.     While on the pronunciation kick, how should we pronounce Gerygone, and
>why?  "Jer-riggonnee"?, "Ger-riggonnee"?, "Grigg-onnee"?

Jer-rig-on-knea. 4 syllables. Pronunciation goes back to the Greek root and
means "born of song". Popular accounts in Aarnold McGill's "Australain
Warblers" (1970) and NPIAW "Wrens and Warblers of Aust."

David James
PO BOX 5225
Townsville Mail Centre 4810

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