Oriole mimicking

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Subject: Oriole mimicking
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 05:56:36 +0000

I just went out for a stroll around the block. In the local park I heard then watched an Olive-backed Oriole. Singing almost without pause, over several minutes (as in probably before I arrived until it stopped for some preening and I continued on my way) evenly mixed along with the usual call: mimicry of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Butcherbird, Dusky Woodswallow, Crimson Rosella and simple high pitched chirps that I could not pick. They are known as good mimics but two curious things. Those species I could pick have all been around my area within the last days or weeks (I had a pair of Grey Butcherbirds in the garden this morning but at least one had been around for weeks). Also seems odd to do that in mid April.



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