Victoria's Bird Emblem?

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Victoria's Bird Emblem?
From: Roger <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:15:51 +1000
On this subject...has anyone heard the radio ad for O'Rielly's Rainforest 
Retreat up at Lamingtion?  I have been there heaps and never run into the suite 
of North American passerines singing in the background.  I would have thought 
they would have known better!


Samford Valley, BNE QLD
On 18/04/2012, at 2:24 PM, "Philip Veerman" <> wrote:

> I didn't see that (I'm not in Melbourne). I hope you wrote to the Fairfax
> press about this, rather than just to us. Or even to Media Watch  (ABC TV).
> I have at least twice written to Media Watch about dopey things I have seen
> on TV or newspapers and Media Watch has commented on the goof as the intro
> story. They may bypass the honeyeater mix up, as most people would, but if
> it suggested that Tasmanian Devil was one of Victoria's threatened species,
> well that could get an airing on Media Watch, as that is a big dumb goof.
> For what it is worth, some years ago a TV news ran a story about Regent
> Honeyeater, most of which was correct but some footage slipped in was of a
> New Holland Honeyeater and another one on Canberra's effort to control the
> Common Myna, most of which was correct, that included, unexplained short
> film of a Noisy Miner. Then there is the current ad on ABC TV for their new
> zoos program that includes the most nauseous fill in of all, whilst showing
> the Condor, the call of American Red-tailed Hawk that seems to feature
> almost whenever any raptor is shown.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----From: 
>  On Behalf Of Michael
> Tarburton
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 8:38 AM    To: Birding Aus    Subject:
> [Birding-Aus] Victoria's Bird Emblem?
> OK which one of you:
> misidentified the photo the Fairfax press published in their 72 page  
> "junk-mail" Melbourne Weekly, distribution to East Melbourne in the  
> last week?
> Or maybe they did not ask any of you and left it up to their educated  
> journalists to get the correct photo to go  with the Conservation story.
> Whatever the procedure, the photo is of a Regent Honeyeater, placed  
> next to the photo of Melbourne Zoo's executive director.
> They say in this cover story that "It's as cute as a button and our  
> state emblem to boot ... but the Leadbeater's Possum is in danger of  
> extinction.  Kathryn Kernohan talks to some of the people fighting to  
> save Victoria's threatened species".
> I did not know that the Tasmanian Devil was one of Victoria's  
> threatened species either.  Amazing what you can learn from the press.
> Cheers
> Mike
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