Sorry-Red-TAILED not Red-BILLED TB

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Subject: Sorry-Red-TAILED not Red-BILLED TB
From: Peter Milburn <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:09:58 +1100
Thanks to Rohan Clarke who pointed out a malapropism in my recent post that
I often make, which is to mistakenly call Red-tailed Tropicbird Red-billed

They do both have red bills and I now have a similarly red face.

For those who by now may be wondering, I should point out that the Cory's
Shearwater in August was not a similar malapropism.

Sorry for the goof!

Dr P.J. Milburn
Biomolecular Resource Facility
Australian National University
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