Misidentified Birds (was Red-tailed Black Cockatoosin Beenak forest)

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Subject: Misidentified Birds (was Red-tailed Black Cockatoosin Beenak forest)
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:13:28 +1000
These misidentifications and misconceptions are amusing, but I wonder how many 
people have little understanding of the diversity of bird life in their area 
because of them. How often have you heard a dog owner say "But they're only 
chasing seagulls"?

It's not so long ago that I thought fairy-wrens were Willie Wagtails, and 
assumed most small brown birds were sparrows.

Peter Shute

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