Origin of Common Names of Australian Birds

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Subject: Origin of Common Names of Australian Birds
From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 03:58:37 +1100
Dear Birding-aussers
An overseas birding friend has asked where she might find information about the origins of the common names of Australian birds.  Could anyone advise me what I might tell her, please?  (I seem to recall this issue being addressed on Birding-aus in the past.)
Richard Nowotny

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