Re: mimicry

To: Una Stephenson <>
Subject: Re: mimicry
From: (Chris Dahlberg)
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 20:43:57 +1000 (EST)
Hi Una,

My first thought is Yellow-spotted Honeyeater, which would be shorter than
the main call of the Brush Cuckoo both of which can be found at Kuranda.


>A friend of mine who lives in the upland rainforest at Kuranda, Far North
>Queensland, asked me today if I could identify a bird she hears but never
>sees. Her husband drives a tourist bus and when he reverses the bus it emits
>a rhythmic Beep-Beep-Beep sound - which the bird imitates perfectly. Any
>ideas what the bird might be??
>I live down on the coast in a pleasantly untidy and bird - friendly suburb;
>last spring I'm pretty sure I heard a perfect imitation of the "Microsoft
>music" which the computer plays when first switched on, but I was indoors at
>the time and saw no bird, and have never heard it again. Probably Bill Gates
>threatened to sue??
>Una Stephenson. 

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