stuart dashper <>
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 18:12:13 +1000
Whilst reading the 'Birds of Box Hill' by Tess Kloot, a relatively new
addition to our collection of regional bird guides (Box Hill being an
eastern suburb of Melbourne with a reasonable number of public gardens) I
came across a list of birds seen in the area by Robert Hall in 1893-4. Very
interesting in itself but I was particularly taken with some of his common
names for birds.
Here are a few highlights, with the more recent common name in brackets,
Pennant's Parakeet (Crimson Rosella);
Funeral Cockatoo (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo);
Downy Pycnoptilus (Pilotbird);
Lunulated Wattlebird (Little Watlebird);
Garrulous Honey-eater (Noisy Miner);
Horseshoe Honey-eater (Crescent Honeyeater);
Harmonious Shrike Thrush (Grey Shrike Thrush);
White-backed Crow Shrike (Australian Magpie)
And my favourite
Sordid Wood Swallow (Dusky Woodswallow).
Here's a couple more for you to guess,
Collared Crow Shrike.
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