What is in a name?

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Subject: What is in a name?
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:21:23 +0930
Hi there birders,

I've just returned from my morning walk.

I saw an Australian Hobby sitting on a dead branch almost as if it was posing for my camera. It must have known that I'd left the camera home!

The name "hobby" got me thinking. Why the name "hobby" - surely the alternative "Little Falcon" is a far more suitable and descriptive name?

I invite you to leave comments on my blog where I've written about this matter here:

Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge
South Australia

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Trevor's Birding - observations and photos of birds at

Trevor's Travels - travels in Australia, Thailand and Nepal at

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