Mimicry by Starlings Strenus vulgaris

To: "Howard Plowright" <>, <>
Subject: Mimicry by Starlings Strenus vulgaris
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 18:29:07 +1000
> I'd be very interested to have comments, from within
> Australia, of definite instances of mimicry by starlings or
> other birds of say telephone rings, or other noise related
> to human occupation.  From a personal viewpoint I can't say
> I have ever noticed recognisable mimicry.

I'm with you Howard - I've never heard Common Starlings mimic anything other
than bird sounds.


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