Use of tapes (RH, RW)

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Subject: Use of tapes (RH, RW)
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 12:19:05 +1000

  I was tape-recording an Olive-backed Oriole in Pinus taeda plantations (Dec. '73).  It was warbling away in what I think is regarded as sub-song and there was quite a bit of mimicry.  Unwisely it included butcherbird threat calls - which a butcherbird certainly recognised and chased it vigorously, with snapping beak, through the forest!


From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 17:51:06 +1100
To: "birding aus" <>
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Use of tapes (RH, RW)

Red Wattlebirds respond to playback of calls of Regent Honeyeaters' mimicry of Red Wattlebirds and Little Wattlebirds. I point out that I don't do that experiment to locate Red Wattlebirds, just to check if the model recognises the sound. I haven't tried the same experiment on Little Wattlebirds.


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