historical derivation of common name of noisyminer

To: "brian fleming" <>, "Dave Torr" <>, <>
Subject: historical derivation of common name of noisyminer
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:43:35 +1100
I can't remember where I read it but I have, for a long time, understood the name 'Miner' was applied to the Noisy Miner because of its similarity to the Common Myna but was spelt differently to distinguish it from the Myna. However, HANZAB states with respect to the Bell Miner " The miners were so named by early settlers because their tinking calls recalled distant miners hammering at the workface."

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing

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