historical derivation of common name of noisy miner

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Subject: historical derivation of common name of noisy miner
From: "Cas Liber" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:12:35 +1100
I suppose it arose out of the bird's dark grey and black face resembling a
coal-miner's blackened face (?) but have never seen it written, apart from
gould's notes that the term "miner" came from Tasmania originally. Anyone
seen anything written? Also for such a common bird, I've not seen much
aboriginal material, either names or folklore about it....

A couple of us have been developing the Wikipedia page:



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