BOCA CDs and bird name pronunciations

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: BOCA CDs and bird name pronunciations
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 10:02:52 +1000
I've just got a copy of the BOCA birdsong CD's. All safely ripped and
sitting on my phone now.

One thing I didn't expect to learn from them is bird name pronunciation,
from the announcements at the start of each track.  I can only assume
that these pronunciations have been researched and are correct.  Can
anyone confirm that's true?

I saw my first Golden-headed Cisticola a few days ago, and I've been
telling people I saw something that rhymes with Coca-cola, but the CD
says sis-tickler.  Is that how everyone else says it?

Peter Shute

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