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Subject: Mimicry
From: "Anthony Katon" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 21:22:23 +1100
Hello all,
I was doing a bit of birding down by the Georges River, Ingleburn NSW today
when I thought I heard an Eastern Whipbird, as I approached the direction of
the call I then heard a Rufous Whistler call followed by what sounded like a
Grey Butcherbird, then a Pied Currawong and an Olive-backed Oriole and a few
other calls I could not recognise.
As I approached the direction of the calls they all ceased and I could not
find the bird in question.
My first thoughts that it was possible an Olive-backed Oriole making these
calls but due  the fact these calls were perfect imitations I now believe it
might have been a Superb Lyrebird. If it was the Lyrebird than it is the
first time I'm aware of one being in this location.

Anthony Katon
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