Magpies Imitating Koel Calls

To: Kiran Krishna <>
Subject: Magpies Imitating Koel Calls
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 07:49:03 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Kiran Krishna wrote:
>   I woke up this morning thinking that the Magpies are really bad at
> imitating Red Wattlebirds, but it turned out to be a set of what I
> conjectured to be Little Wattlebirds on yet another Bottlebrush. I didn't
> get to see the eye colour (I had just woken up, and it was raining), but
> I base my identification on Allan Morris' mentioning that they were common
> around here, although I am a bit worried it might be a brush wattlebird,
> since the chuckle was kept up for a while. Is there any other way of
> distinguishing the two species?

Brush versus Little Wattlebird, was discussed a couple of years ago
the thread starts at:

Andrew Taylor

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