Black Fantail

To: "'Alan McBride'" <>, "'John & Ruth Walter'" <>
Subject: Black Fantail
From: "Greg Little" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:30:19 +1100

Leach, An Australian Bird Book (my copy is 1950) is another interesting
early Australian field guide, not as popular as Cayleys, he also called
the Willy Wagtail the Black and White Fantail. Leachs book has lots of
interesting information but the colour reproductions are terrible.

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-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Alan McBride
Sent: Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:14 PM
To: John & Ruth Walter
Cc: BirdingAus
Subject: Black Fantail

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



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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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