One arm point and beyond(dampier peninsula, near Broome

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Subject: One arm point and beyond(dampier peninsula, near Broome
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:10:39 +1100
G'day B-aussers

Yes a lovely ring to it: a bit like Badger for Wombats in Tassie & Vic. and Opossum for the Brush-tailed Possum in NZ,.

I wonder if we could accommodate some aboriginal names to replace other foreign mismatches such as: Cuckoo-shrike & Shrike-thrush. After all we did manage to shake off miss-matches such as warblers - for gerygones, tailor bird for cisticola, & fairy-wren for wren. mmn - Is that last one an improvement or would an aboriginal word be more Australian?


Michael Tarburton


On 19/11/2009, at 3:02 PM, Alistair McKeough wrote:

PS - no offense to Greg or anyone of course! Just my view that I think
Jabiru has a wonderful ring to it.

2009/11/19 Alistair McKeough <>


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