Urban Bush Thickknees

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Urban Bush Thickknees
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:08:32 +1000
Surely, as with anything, colloquialisms (or common names) change over time?

I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to hear good old Aussie expressions 
like "Fair Dinkum" less and less these days. I suspect that this is exactly the 
same with common names of birds and other creatures.

Paul Dodd
Docklands, Melbourne

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Subject: Urban Bush Thickknees

Interesting about Cayley calling it Stone-curlew in 1946. My 1959 edition calls 
it Bush Curlew, or Stone Plover, Weeloo or Willaroo.  I can understand them 
changing the main name with the current fashion, but why fiddle with the 
alternative names?

Peter Shute

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