Mr. G. R. Gray on the Nomenclature of Australian Birds. 189 XXXII. — Some Rectification of the Nomenclature of Austra-lian Birds. By George Robert Gray, Esq. My Dear Sir, British Museum, Dec. 14, 1812. The Earl of Derby having kindly lent me the three volumes of the drawings of Australian birds which were made by Mr. White, the author of the ( Journal of New South Wales/ formerly in the library of the late Mr. A. B. Lambert, from whence Dr. Latham described most of the Australian species published in the Supplement to the e Synopsis of Birds and Index Ornithologicus/ my brother has examined for me the synonyma of these species, and I send you for insertion in the c Annals' the result of his labours, as they must be of consi-derable use to those ornithologists who have not the oppor-tunity of consulting the original drawing. Mr. Strickland kindly assisted my brother in comparing some of the figures with the specimens in the collection of the British Museum. I am, my dear Sir, Yours very truly, R. Taylor, Esq. J. E. Gray. Names proposed. Vultur audax, Lath. Aquila audax. Syn. Aquila fucosa, Cuv. ; Aquila albirostris, Vieill. Falco axillaris, Lath. Elanus axillaris. Circus axillaris, Vieill. ; Elanus melanopterus, V. 8f H.\ Elanus notatus, Goidd. Falco nisus, Lath. Astur approximans. Falco canus, Lath. MS. ; Sparvius cirrocepha-lus, Vieill. ; Astur torquatus, Gould. Falco radiatus, Lath. Astur radiatus. Sparvius radiatus, Vieill. ; nee Astur radiatus, V. 8f H., Gould. Falco connivens, Lath. Athene connivens. Falco glaucopis, Lath. MS. ; Buteo connivens, Vieill. ; Athene ? fortis, Gould. Falco lunulatus, Lath. Falco lunulatus, Lath. Sparvius lunulatus, Vieill. ; Falco frontatus, Gould; Falco longipennis, Swains. Laniijs torquatus, Lath., Vieill. Cracticus torquatus. Vanga destructor, juv., Temm. Lanius robustus, Lath., Vieill. Graucalus ? Lanius erectus, Lath., Vieill. Falcunculus — ?