who calls Grallina cyanoleuca what...

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Subject: who calls Grallina cyanoleuca what...
From: "Cas Liber" <>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 20:55:28 +1000
Someone asked me about the term "mudlark" today for Grallina cyanoleuca -
and I confessed I wasn't sure how common it actually was, apart from reading
that it was more a Victorian and/or WA term. I recall the books having
"Peewit" or "Magpie-lark" as the first or second names. I generally called
it a "Peewee" as a child, and my mum still does, though sometimes use
"Magpie-lark".  I have never heard anyone call it a "Peewit" but I don't mix
too much with birdwatchers in real life.

The wonders of email and discussion groups like this one is we can do an
instant census (has it ever been done on this species I wonder) as to what
everyone calls it by default, and where in Australia they are.  I am in
Sydney. So what does everyone else call it (and if you answer can you also
say what part of Australia you're in? Doesn't have to be suburb, maybe city
and "North, South East or West" is fine. I'll tally up the responses at the


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