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Ornithological notes from Crikey

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By Crikey reporter Sophie Vorrath.

More good news for Crikey’s political birdwatchers. Following last week’s look at the Latham’s Snipe, it has come to our attention that the latin name for the Australian Scrub Turkey is Alectura Lathami. According to the Australian Natural History Safari website, these bids are “bullies” – “solitary in nature and aggressive to each other and to other lesser species.” Who knew!
Other bird species with Canberra migration patterns (with thanks to Crikey subscriber Dan) are the Abbott’s Booby – a medium-sized seabird from the Pelicaniformes order. And the Costello’s Tern – which we couldn’t find anywhere on the world wide web, but which our informer suggests is an endangered type of slim and graceful waterbird that “benefits from a research project that has had billions of dollars allocated in the forward estimates.”

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September 28, 2005 at 4:40 pm

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