Origin of Common Names of Australian Birds

To: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Subject: Origin of Common Names of Australian Birds
From: scouler <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 07:45:14 +1100
Hello Richard,

J.D.McDonald's book "The Illustrated Dictionary of Australian Birds by
Common Name" (Reed, Sydney ,1987) ISBN 0 7501 0184 3 explains the
derivation of many common names.

Colin Scouler

Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:

>  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.)
> Thanks.
> Richard Nowotny
> 8 Pier St
> Port Melbourne
> Tel. (H)  61-3-9645.6870
>       (M)  0438 224456
> <>

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