Another Fault in "The Life Of Birds"

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Subject: Another Fault in "The Life Of Birds"
From: "EDWIN VELLA" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 20:38:53 +1100
Although I have enjoyed David Attenboroughs series "The Life Of Birds" and really admire the footage taken, I have picked out an error in todays chapter "The Demands of the Egg" that could have gone unoticed if one did not pay attention to the background calls. The scene showing the white-winged form of the Varied Sitella nesting had a Wonga Pigeon calling in the background. The range of this form of the Varied Sitella is in northern Australia and does not coincide with the range of the Wonga Pigeon (a south-eastern bird). This often occurs on other documentaries.
He also referred the White Noddy as a Fairy Tern, but perhaps it is an alternative name for the bird.
Anyway, without being too picky, the show is excellent and deserves lots of praise. Nothing can be perfect. Like Lorne says, it has also made my Sunday afternoons.
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