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Subject: Turks
From: "Stephen" <>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 11:10:30 +1000

If you'd read the "Poultry, Birds, etc" column in the Saturday "SMH" in the
'60s, you have seen tons of ads for "turks, bourkes" and other parrots.
Nobody had any doubt what they were, and they have been "turks" to me ever
since. Actually, at that time they were more formally called "turquoisines",
by Sydney bird dealers anyway.

I don't mind precision in names, as it prevents confusion, so I'm happy to
be corrected.


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