birding-aus Regent colours

To: Russell <>
Subject: birding-aus Regent colours
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 08:45:44 +1100

However, we were wondering how the term "regent" came to describe the
honeyeater, bowerbird and parrot.  Is there a connection between the yellow
and black?
Jenny Reside
Re: Jenny Reside's query on the regent term for yellow and black birds, I
believe this came from the Prince Regent's (later George IV) love of gold
and black - he over-indulged in gaudy and ostentatious decoration, ie:
Brighton Pavilion in England, with lots of gold leaf and Oriental designs.

Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney
Conservatorium of Music.
Tel: 02 9351 1254.
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