Grey Shrike-thrush mimickry

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Subject: Grey Shrike-thrush mimickry
From: David Dickson <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:07:03 +0000
Thinking about yesterday's post from Kirri Hardy on a Pied Butcherbird 
mimicking a Spangled Drongo...
I have a bush block adjacent to a birders' haunt well known to Victorians—Rise 
and Shine Bush Reserve. My neighbour's block is a Noisy Miner hangout (with the 
consequent reduction in bird species diversity) and every time I hear a Noisy 
Miner call at my place I have a fleeting panic that I am about to be invaded 
and colonised by these gangsters. But, more often than not when I hear a Noisy 
Miner call and track it down I find a Grey Shrike-thrush has mimicked the call. 
Dave Dickson
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