I live in the Adelaide area and before I became a birder the common name for
them ( amongst non-birders ) was Murray Magpie, and sometimes Mudlark. Once
I became a birder I of course realised that they had quite a few other local
common names depending on the area, but that the accepted name is
On Behalf Of John Tongue
Sent: Tuesday, 24 May 2011 7:54 AM
To: Peter Shute
Subject: who calls Grallina cyanoleuca what...
I grew up in northern NSW (inland), and everyone I knew as a kid called them
Peewees, so that still my natural tendency. Not much use asking people
around here, as we don't get them in Tassie.
On 24/05/2011, at 8:06 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
> I'm sure we've covered it many times. A quick google search came up with
> Murray Magpie, Magpie lark, little magpie, mudlark, peewee, peewit,
pugwall, soldier, tilyabit.
> I'm from Melbourne, and people seem to call them mudlarks here, but I've
heard peewee and peewit.
> Peter Shute
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