I've also been meaning to mention over the last few days that Serventy &
Whittell 1976 [Birds of Western Australia (UWA Press, Perth)] provide
Aboriginal names for many birds species that occur in Western Australia.
Unfortunately, they do not provide Aboriginal names for the Black-necked
While on the subject of the Willie Wagtail, Serventy & Whittell list the
following Aboriginal names:
Jind-ril (Godfrey's Tank, Canning Stock Route), Chitti-chitti (Coolawanyah &
Palinup River), Chee-ri-gal (North West Cape), Jindy-jindy (Lyons River),
Tjittee tjitee (Jigalong), Chindi-chindil (Warburton Range), Wil-ar-ing,
Wil-laring (Perth)and Jit-te-jit-te (Avon River).
On Behalf Of Alan McBride
Sent: Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:44 PM
To: Tony Lawson
Subject: Cayley's 'What Bird Is That?'
Yes, my apologies, I only have hardback ones and had forgotten that. If
purchasing examine book first and caveat emptor ;-)
On 25/11/2009, at 12:41 , Tony Lawson wrote:
Please note , however, that only the hardback version of Cayley has this
very useful information.
It is not in the paperback versions.