Here in Australia, we're famous for giving things, places and creatures goofy names.
(And when Monty Python did their sketch about the Bruces from the University of Woolloomooloo, Australia, the silly-named place they chose was actually not some tiny town in the boondocks, but a spot in the middle of Sydney.)
So, when a rather rotund bird I'd not previously seen showed up at our feeding table, I was optimistic.
Surely, this plump creature with its habit of thrusting out its neck comically would have a ridiculous name.
Could it, perhaps, be a Wonga Pigeon?
Wait - perhaps it was a Wompoo Fruit-Dove!
But then I found out that this white-headed pigeon is actually... a White-headed Pigeon.
Oh well. Can't win 'em all.