Misidentified Birds

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Subject: Misidentified Birds
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:09:44 +1000

Many years ago I was camped at Kinchega National Park with an elderly
couple (probably younger than I am now) for neighbours.  The old fellow
bought a shoe-box of treasures over to my camp and showed me a rabbit skull
that he thought was the skull of a parrot.  I have some expertise in the
identification of animal bones and tried to explain why it was a rabbit
skull - the teeth are a bit of a give away!  However, my neighbour refused
to accept that the skull wasn't a parrot and said that it was obvious that
what I thought were the rabbit's incisors was actually the parrot's bill.

I ended up conceding that the rabbit skull was a parrot!


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