Re: birding-aus Re: Colour-changes in Regent

Subject: Re: birding-aus Re: Colour-changes in Regent
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 15:54:36 +1000
At 14:43 11/06/1999 +1000, you wrote:
>David Geering wrote:
>> Perhaps what I need to do is issue a colour chart to all banders of Regent
>> Honeyeaters to facilitate the description of facial colour rather than
>> using a more subjective method.
>Hello David,
>I have heard that charts (fan-stack?) of numbered colours exist and I
>like to know more.  Do you have any information about such charts? Ease
>of use
>in the field? Price? Availability?
>Ros Laundon.


The colour chart most widely used is:

Naturalists Color Guide by Frank B Smithe (1975). American Museum of Natural

It has examples, and names for some 86 standard colours.
for example there are Olive Green (in three forms), Greenish Olive, 
Yellowish Olive Green, Citrine, Olive-Yellow, etc.

You have to see it to believe it.

There is also a supplement that goes with it and which goes
into a good deal of theory - hardly necessary for just
naming a colour (or color)!

I got mine many years ago and can't remember the price,
but they may be available from Andrew Isles, etc.


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