Blackbird Mimic

To: "Andrew Hall" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Blackbird Mimic
From: "Penny Drake-Brockman" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 08:55:10 +1000
Dear Andy
What you report is what struck me when I first came to Australia in 1983 and heard Blackbirds singing in the Sydney Botanic Gdns - their songs commenced in typical UK Blackbird form, and then went "all wrong" - so I guessed that with few Blackbirds around to copy from, they were trying out alternatives and taking on the Oz accent.
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