Re: alternate names
Tony Russell <>
Tue, 15 Feb 2000 19:39:16 +1000
Hi all, After a bit of a strain thinking I sent these back to Lorne:
Little Bittern - Twice-shy Bird
Brown Booby - Lovely Grub-bird
Long-tailed Tit - Slipping Brabird
Brown Gerygone - Uhlenhut Gesunderbird
Hooded Robin - Sherwood Forestbird
Skylark - Mile high club-bird
Pipit - At the post Bird
Gannet - Mega-fat Bird
Kookaburra - Chef's Bunkerbird
Godwit - Heavenly Funbird
Kite - Onastringbird
Flycatcher - Mortein
Welcome Swallow - Fedatlast-bird
Superb Fairy Wren - Knee reconstructionbird
Grasswren - Lornebird
Grey Shrike Thrush ( GST) - Howard and Costello
Me - Bush Ticker Man
Now I'm exhausted!!
At 09:33 14/02/00 +1000, you wrote:
>Hello birdlovers... Lorne here...
>Yesterday, Edwin Vella and I were thinking about existing alternative
>and old-fashioned names for Australian birds eg. the Mountain Lory for
>Crimson Rosella, Blue Jay for Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike and Green Leek
>for Little Lorikeet.
>Here's my new list of alternative bird names...
>1. Ground Parrot - Greater Budgie
>2. Night Parrot - Bedtime Budgie
>3. Red-capped Plover - Sand Hen
>4. Black Swan - Long-necked Water Chook
>5. Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher - Long-tailed Termite-sparrow
>6. Crested Shrike-tit - Striped Boxhead
>7. Noisy Friarbird - Screaming Clergy-bird
>8. Sooty Owl - Dirty Bat-bird
>9. Little Tern - White Butterfly-gull
>10. Trumpet Manucode - Purple Mynah
>11. Indian Mynah - Exotic Scum Sparrow
>12. Palm Cockatoo - Jungle Galah
>13. Golden Bowerbird - Yellow Starling
>14. Royal Albatross - Queen's Gull
>15. Wedge-tailed Eagle - Giant Hawk
>Can anyone think of any other great alternative names????????
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