birding-aus NZ Magpies

Subject: birding-aus NZ Magpies
From: "Philip Battley" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 09:43:03 +0000
As used in the NZ field guides, the poem mentioned by Kim Sterelny is 
by Denis Glover, and captured the magpie's song as

"Quardle oodle aardle wardle doodle" (if my memory serves me right).

Can anyone better this?


Phil Battley,
Australian School of Environmental Studies,
Griffith University,
Queensland 4111,
Ph: 0061-7-3875-7474
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