Crested Shrike-tit mimicry?

Subject: Crested Shrike-tit mimicry?
From: Marc & Vikki Gardner <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:00:14 +1000
My only experience of  CSTs mimicking was last year in Southern Queensland
(at a place where Grey -crowned and white-browed babblers are found).  I was
specifically chasing white-browed babblers and thought I heard a babbler
call, only to have my attention drawn to a pair of crested shrike-tits
mucking about in some undergrowth and cackling like a pair of grey-crowned
babblers mixed in with a few notes of their usual downward 'peeeer.'  Dont
know how common it is for them to mimic, but they must do it?

Marc Gardner
Julia Creek

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