Piping Shrike is South Aus emblemic bird

To: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Subject: Piping Shrike is South Aus emblemic bird
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:28:29 +0000
No need to retreat to the air-raid shelter, Greg.  We're out of town and will 
be heading off in the K'van for a few months.  There was a Jabiru on the Cowper 
swamp as we went past this morning, along with 6 Black Swans.
Will report all Jabiru sightings.


The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.

> On 14 Aug 2015, at 12:07 pm, Greg and Val Clancy <> wrote:
> When I correct a birding friend of mine who is hell bent on referring to our 
> Black-necked (Satin) Stork as a Jabiru (a South American stork) he responds 
> by saying well the Australian Magpie is not a real magpie, and I agree with 
> him.  We changed 'warbler' to 'Gerygone' and there have been other changes so 
> I propose that, since the Australian Magpie is now in the genus Cracticus 
> with the butcherbirds, that we change its name to 'Ground Butcherbird'.   I 
> am now entering my air raid bunker and securely locking the hatch!!!!
> Greg
> Dr Greg. P. Clancy
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