eyes vs ears

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Subject: eyes vs ears
From: (Richard Johnson)
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:43:37 +1000
Indeed they do! I have heard drongoes do good imitations of Barking Owl. In that particular case, a Barking Owl calling in broad daylight should make the listener a bit cautious about recording the owl!


Laurence and Leanne Knight wrote:

Sure enough, the field guide noted that drongos engage in mimicry in
addition to their gabbling.

While I will atlas on the basis of bird-calls, this is another example
why seeing is better than hearing, particularly when observing a species
for the first time.

Richard Johnson
Roma District
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 46 22 4151

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