RE: mnemonics for learning birds

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Subject: RE: mnemonics for learning birds
From: "Jacqui Sheppard" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 22:41:01 +1100

When trying to quickly identify some birds before daring to refer to one’s field guide in case the bird should exit, mnemonics can help. Especially if you rely strongly on sight identification rather than  sound, this form of memory association helps. For example  with flycatchers, the R for Restless reminds me that the white goes Right to the chin. With robins, the mnemonic ‘Flames go up”, reminds me to check if the colour goes right up to the bill.

I wonder if anyone else has some  mnemonics that could be useful!


Jacqui Sheppard



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