Fiction Authors Get It Wrong

Sat, 13 Jun 2009 03:08:06 PDT
I believe the old Tarzan movies, several of which which were filmed in the
Florida Panhandle, had pileated woodpeckers calling as jungle birds. 

Jim and Erin Grace, Thomasville, GA

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At 09:37 AM 13/06/2009, you wrote:
>The worst are movies in Africa that have 40th generation Cattleyas 
>hanging from trees and similar anachronisms. .

Doesn't Tarzan have Kookaburras (Australian native kingfisher, for those
that don't know it) calling at one point?  I seem to recall a discussion
about the absurdity of that, somewhen or other.

I've often picked up things in backgrounds of TV shows and movies that just
aren't possible as "naturally" there, in jungle settings etc.  I'm sure my
wife rolls her eyes at my plant and bird related comments of that nature.


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including
Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises,
Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't

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