To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Thickknees/UQ
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:47:24 +1000
 wrote on Friday, 6 April 2007 4:54 PM:

> 'Stone-curlew' is the 'official' common name ending for both
> species in
> Christidis and Boles 1994.  'Rufous Night Heron is
> 'officially' Nankeen
> Night Heron.
> It is interesting that so many people have picked up on 'Thick-knee'
> and 'Rufous Night Heron' as they were only ever proposed official
> names as far
> as I am aware.  Usually people fight for decades against the
> new names.

My 1989 copy of Simpson and Day calls them Thick-knees.  Speaking of
which, does anyone have any opinion on whether I should get the latest
edition?  The names don't bother me much, as I have more recent editions
of the other guides, but I'm wondering what else is different.

Peter Shute

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