Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird

To: Tony Russell <>, "'Paul Jacobson'" <>
Subject: Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:23:51 +0930
Yes, some up here in the Top End think that having to drive under 130 kph
means the end of the earth!  Unbelievably, the Territory Opposition is
making a stand on the issue.  One trip accompanied by my son then four, I
was nearly run off the road by four speeding idiots.

I'd like to think they'd be kicking up a song and dance about really
important issues such as Gamba Grass and global warming etc.  But it doesn't
appear to be happening.

On 26/4/07 9:06 AM, "Tony Russell" <> wrote:

> The official trinomial name is "Electrica polus stobiei". Christidis and
> Bowles corrupted this to the binomial "concretus polussensis".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Paul Jacobson
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:56 AM
> To: Amanda Markham
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird
> A "stobie pole" is a South Australian endemic (designed by James
> Stobie of the Adelaide Electricity Supply Company), so South
> Australians are really quite justified in calling their species
> (stobii??) by that name...
> cheers
> Paul
> On 26/04/2007, at 8:37 AM, Amanda Markham wrote:
>> Agreed, but only if we can convince South Australians to stop
>> calling power poles 'Stobie Poles' first!
>> Mind you, convincing Territorians to change their ways will not be
>> easy.... We've just got speed limits and you would swear that for
>> some people, it's the end of life on Earth.
>>> From: "Greg" <>
>>> To: "Amanda Markham" <>, <birding-
>>> >
>>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird
>>> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 08:24:17 +1000
>>> A good argument to encourage EVERYONE to accept and use the
>>> 'official' Christidis and Boles names.
>>> Otherwise confusion reigns!!!
>>> Greg Clancy

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