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Thread #63739 Message #1038616
Posted By: Joybell
20-Oct-03 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Subject: RE: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Thanks Malcolm, That's just the sort of information I am after. It looks as though the ones in Opie are chants too, rather than songs, but the line between the too is blurred isn't it. I just thought about rhymes like "Little Boy Blue" and "Magery Daw" but they seem to be about working children rather than songs sung by the workers themselves.
Dave, that's a problem everywhere isn't it. Here crop farmers compete with cockatoos, corellas and galahs. The worry is that with nesting sites (tree-hollows) getting scarce our parrot flocks might be mostly older birds - they can live to 100 years- and we won't know when they've passed the point of no return. Geese are bigger but cockies are pretty smart and persistant.