To: Terry Pacey <>
Subject: Mirrors
From: Phil & Linda Cross <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:29:46 +1000

You wrote:

> >I was just outside in the yard when I heard one of the Striped Honeyeaters
 >that seem to have moved in (perhaps it is only one) singing loudly.
 >  It was on the side mirror of my son's car looking at its reflection
>and singing its heart out.  I have seen Magpie-larks, etc doing this >but did 
>not expect a Striped Honeyeater to do the same.  How many other >birds behave 
>like this?

I was intrigued last winter when a Rose Robin sat outside on a small
bush close to my bedroom window calling continuously at it's reflection
in the window.  It only did this when I drew the vertical blinds back. 
In the end I closed the blinds across the window because it would have
sat there for hours calling at what it thought was another Robin.  As
soon as the blinds were drawn it went away.  It would come back the next
day and the whole process repeated.

I have also had Grey-crowned Babblers at the same window tapping at
their reflection.

Linda Cross
27.05.00  152.54.59


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