Oriole in Deakin

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Subject: Oriole in Deakin
From: "David Rosalky" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 13:39:45 +1000
My street was serenaded at lunchtime today (Saturday) to the sweet call of a freshly arrived Olive-backed oriole.  The bird vocalised almost constantly between calls with a range of noises including sweet singing, screechy sounds not unlike Satin-bowerbirds but quieter and, once or twice, a sound that closely resembled a Grey buthcherbird.  Pizzey & Knight confirm the use of mimicry in the OBO's subsong.
David Rosalky
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