Young magpie Diet

To: "Brian Fleming" <>
Subject: Young magpie Diet
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 18:50:04 +1000
......... And then the name sensibly changed to "Magpie-lark". Because there was no need for the "Australian" to add uneccesarry syllables to the name, as no other bird elsewhere is called "something Magpie-lark".
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From: Brian Fleming <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2003 18:41
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Re:Young magpie Diet

John Gamblin kindly forwarded a very useful diet sheet.
Just one point for non-South Australians -
'Murray Magpies' are really what Victorians call Mudlarks. The ignorant
folk in NSW call them Peewees, and the birdbooks name them 'Australian
Magpie-larks.' (actually according to the DNA-smiths they are aberrant
Anthea Fleming
who still calls the Grey Fantail 'Cranky Fan'.

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