Blackbird's song

To: "simon starr" <>
Subject: Blackbird's song
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:18:09 +1000
ÿþ<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META content="MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=GENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Simon,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Baby Blackbirds, like most songbirds, learn their songs as they grow up. In the UK and Europe they are not only exposed to other Blackbirds, but to related songsters like Thrushes and Nightingales, and would incorporate some of those very beautiful notes into their own repertoires.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Presumably our equally superb singers like Lyrebirds and Magpies and have songs outside the vocal range of Blackbirds</FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>, but some Grey Thrushes have&nbsp;amazingly beautiful songs. There is considerable geographic and individual variation. The most comlex, prolonged and magic Grey Thrush singing I have heard was&nbsp;in the Chiltern&nbsp;Forest at one of the&nbsp;small dams there, but it was from one individual only, others in the vicinity&nbsp;had very ordinary calls. Perhaps the maestro was on top of the pecking order.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The carolling of some Victorian and South Australian Magpies&nbsp;can be spellbinding,and some of our Whistlers&nbsp;are superb.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cheers</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Michael</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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