Little Wattlebird

某天在公司附近的公園,看到一只以前沒看過的鳥。

此鳥咀彎而長,色灰棕,有白色斑紋。喜引頸高歌,發出蒼老而沙啞的低鳴,猶似重傷風卻勉強說話。快速伸縮頭部,啄食Banksia類的花粉。

兩隻在花叢,會打鬧玩耍,捉迷藏,性格活潑。

當時不肯定此鳥具體名字,但是因爲看過鳥類大全,有模糊印象。首先看咀的形狀,可以確定是Honeyeater類,擅長啄食花蜜花粉。回家查找,基本可以確定是Little  Wattlebird,或者叫Brush Wattlebird,是Honeyeater中體型較大的,但是在Wattlebird裏體型最小。不知道誰那麼缺德,硬是塞了個Little給它。這讓我想到一句話:寧做雞頭不做鳳尾。難道不能叫做Large Honeyeater麼?取名學真是模凌兩可呢!

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