Pied Currawong mimicing Magpie

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Subject: Pied Currawong mimicing Magpie
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 06:52:28 +1100
I just heard what sounded like a Magpie call but not quite. Went to investigate and found a Pied Currawong in one of our street trees that was making the call. It repeated the call with no variation that I could detect about ten or a dozen times before flying off. Why should a Currawong vocally imitate a Magpie?


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