European Blackbird!

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: European Blackbird!
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 16:43:24 +1000
Hi All
Dare I say that "Blackbird" is not a very good name as only about half the birds
are black?

Tony Russell wrote:

> I agree Lawrie, in fact my view is that we should just call them
> "Blackbirds" and forget the other historical but now meaningless bits.
> Incidentally, when I was a kid in Pomland ( many many moons ago) the
> blackbirds ran around on the ground very frequently, but always nested 1 to
> 3 metres off the ground.
> Tony in Adelaide.

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