To: "Anthony Katon" <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: Mimicry
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 16:14:13 +1100
Don't underestimate the mimicry skills of the Olive-backed Oriole. I was not there so I don't know, but on what you say, I expect that your first thought is probably far more likely to be correct than that it was a Superb Lyrebird. 
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From: Anthony Katon <>
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Date: Monday, 7 January 2002 21:19
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Mimicry

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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