Re: Hardheads and Regents

To: Vella <>
Subject: Re: Hardheads and Regents
From: scouler <>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:33:53 +1100
Hello Edwin,

Can't help you with the Hardhead, I'm afraid, but I've always understood that the Regent Honeyeater etc were so named because black and yellow (or gold) were the colours of the Prince of Wales who later became George IV. He was known as the Prrince Regent because he served as regent (ie acting king) during the periodic bouts of madness of his father George III

Colin Scouler.

Vella wrote:

The following are 2 things which I am eager to find out about. 1) Why are White-eyed Ducks called "Hardheads" ? 2) What are black and yellow birds called "Regent" - as in Regent Honeyeater and Regent Bowerbird? Edwin
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