I'ld love to see more Aboriginal names for our birds here. Especially in those
species where it has already been pointed out, that they are misnamed according
to their vague European counterparts.
> Michael Tarburton <> wrote:
> 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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