|Subject:||"Birds" - a note of caution - re: Mimicry|
|From:||Penn Gwynne <>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:04:13 -0800 (PST)|
To add to the words of David Geering, could I also say that Australia is blessed with many wild birds that can, and do mimic. Another David, but this one from Chichester, England, re~lie~ably informs me that when white man first landed here in Oz. He wandered into the deep dark rainforrest calling out "Hello, Coo-eee" hearing only his echo coming back.
On day two when he travelled some more he again called out "Hello, Coo-eee" but this time he heard the reply come back "White with two eh?" spoken in English by a female Australasian White backed magpie, to her mate. Sadly this can not be confirmed but we true blue Oz believe it's more then a miff. We think it's more then pawsible then the England cricket scores. Lucks a fortune eh?
Have a good day, JAG de Whag
P.S. WARNING it's raining here in Oz.
Chris wondered about the "Attenborough lyrebird" imitating all manner of inanimate sounds.
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