birding-aus Lyrebird mimicry

Subject: birding-aus Lyrebird mimicry
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 13:59:47 +1000
On Wednesday (21/7) I was at Tidbinbilla NR, near Canberra listenign to a
Superb Lyrebird going through its verbal paces.

It was doign the usual mimicry: Grey Shrike Thrush, Pied Currawong,
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo being the most
obvious. Suddenly a lone Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo appeared and started
flapping round the tree-tops calling, obviously misled by the Lyrebird's
mimicry inot thinking that a real YTBC was present.

John Leonard

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