It sounds as if the bird you recorded Vicki was
singing a lot better than any I have heard in Australia.Their general behaviour
here does seem a little bit more furtive though as with the singing I have no
statistical or scientific data to prove my point.
Blackbirds seem to vary from quite common to quite
scarce out here so that doesn't seem to be a factor.How much birds learn their
song from experience and how much is genetic I don't know but if it's mostly the
former then perhaps their song has been lost a little when this species was
first introduced.The Song thrush would generally be considered to be an even
more accomplished songster but I have not heard them over here.
I'll keep listening!
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