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reesetee commented on the word man-o'-war
For all we know, you have, bilby! I haven't yet come across any Australian nicknames for birds (though I'm still searching). I say you make it official.
December 12, 2007
bilby commented on the word man-o'-war
He's lucky that Australians didn't hand out bird nicknames, we would have called it Big Red Frig.
That's what I'd like to know. Wikipedia claims it's because the nickname reflects its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds. I'd like to think this bulging red thing has something to do with it, too.
chained_bear commented on the word man-o'-war
Now really! Why on God's green earth does something called a magnificent frigatebird need a nickname?!
Folk name for the Magnificent Frigatebird.