Black Fantail

To: John & Ruth Walter <>
Subject: Black Fantail
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:14:18 +1100
Hi all,

The other GREAT BOOK that no one has mentioned during this entire thread (and 
that staggers me that you all either don't have one or don't use it) is a 
little known tome by a certain Neville W Cayley called What Bird is That.

Neville lists the latin and the derivation of names as done by a Mr H 
Wolstenholme of Sydney: 

Willie Wagtail 
Rhipidura leucophrys
leuc-o-phrys - Gk, 
leucos - white: Gk, 
phrys (phrus) - brow.

Far more interesting than common names anyway;-)

If you don't have one most 2nd hand bookshops will have half a dozen or so!



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On 25/11/2009, at 09:07 , John & Ruth Walter wrote:

Hi Russ,
My previously mentioned CSIRO Index of Australian Bird names list the following 
for Willie Wagtail.
"Australian Nightingale", black and white fantail, black and white flycatcher,, 
frog bird, morning bird, shepherd's companion.

Cheers John

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