Crested Shrike-tit mimicry?

Subject: Crested Shrike-tit mimicry?
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:56:38 +1000
G'day all

A work colleague has just told me about hearing a Crested Shrike-tit mimic
the calls of a range of birds including Blackbird, Grey Shrike-thrush,
Striated Pardalote, Jacky Winter, Brown Falcon and New Holland Honeyeater

I've not heard of this before.  Pizzey says "noted for mimicry" but I've
only ever heard the 4 note "knock at the door" call.

Can anyone comment on how common it is for Crested Shrike-tit's to use



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