alternative names (humorous)

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Subject: alternative names (humorous)
From: "Vicki PS" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 18:05:47 +1000
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From: Atriplex <>

>I've got a few but they're not as funny as Lorne's. I used to use them
>until I learned the official names.
>1. Southern Whiteface - Bandit Bird (look at the mask over its eyes)
>2. Pied Butcherbird - Beethoven Bird (to hear is to understand)
>3. Willy Wagtail - Squeaky Hinge Bird (as above, especially outside
>one's window in the middle of night in the breeding season)

My brother and I, by common consent, refer to the Channel-billed cuckoo as
the "bellowing bastard bird".

Vicki PS

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