birding-aus Jacky Winter etymology

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From: "Irene" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 23:11:10 +1100
The Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds, quotes "Jacky Winter"
as a description of the call  "double note repeated many times, Jacky Winter
or Peter Peter".
Alec Chisholm's book "Bird Wonders of Australia" states that the "Brown
Flycatcher has a habit of chanting "Jacky-Jacky-Jacky" even on bleak days,
and is affectionately known as Jacky Winter, or, in the alternative, Jack O'

Twas Jack o' Winter hailed it first
Bur now more timid angels sing
For what dull ear can fial to hear
Afar, the fluting of the Spring?  "

Irene Denton
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