Re 'Jabiru'

Subject: Re 'Jabiru'
From: Chris Ross <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:40:06 +1100
So what about Magpie?, officially Australian magpie, but shortened in Aussie fashion to Magpie, there's plenty of other birds around the place called Magpie.
Chris Ross

Sorry Tony, it's not. We were beaten to the punch by hundreds of years. People were calling a bird in S. America "Jabiru" hundreds if not thousands of years before we European blow-ins arrived in Australia and it was picked up by Europeans in S America when Australia was a blank on the map. I prefer Jabiru myself, but I accept the fact that someone got there first, and no amount of tanties and holding your breath till you go blue in the face will change it. Someone made a stuff up with the name yonks ago, and I don't see why it should be perpetuated.


Carl Clifford

On 19/11/2009, at 10:59 PM, Tony Russell wrote:

It's a JABIRU !

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Subject: Re 'Jabiru'

Before folk get too patriotic, it's worth remembering that the Black
Necked Stork is found pretty much across southern Asia. It may be a bit
presumptuous to assume we have naming rights!




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