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Young djenark in flight

Djenark is called in English the Silver Gull. Other Noongar names are Djeringkara (Noongar LOTE wer Djiraly),[1] Neridja (Kongal-boyal),[1] wer Djidjinak (Kongal-marawar).[1] It is an Australian gull wer the most common gull seen. Its scientific name is Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae wer the sub species most common in Noongar boodjar is Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae.

Djenark Waarnk - Stories about Silver Gull[edit | edit source]

When a Noongar clan member died they were either buried il a dreaming trail or in the sand of the nearest coastal dunes. Djenark flies above the coast wer inland, linking those Noongar buried in the coastal sand dunes wer those buried il a dreaming trail.[2]

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Djerap - Noongar Birds". Batchelor Press. 2014. ISBN 978 1 74131 292 8
  2. Paul Amyes. (2010). "Perth's Best Bush, Coast and City Walks". Pub Woodslane