Smart Bird

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Subject: Smart Bird
From: "Eddie Chapman" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 09:14:00 +0100
Hello all,
I have a friend here in Norway who feeds his cat outside. One day he heard
meowing from the porch. Thinking his cat was hungry he put some food in a
bowl and placed it outside the door. He then went into the living room and
low and behold, the cat was curled up on the sofa. He returned to the
kitchen and looked out the window only to see a Eurasian Jay eating the cat
food. A few days later he heard meowing again. This time he checked, and
sure enough the Jay was sat in a tree. It had learned how to mimic the cat,
knowing full well that food would be put out. Now I know that some members
of the crow family are good mimics, but this is the first time I have heard
of one using mimicry to such an advantage.

All the best,
Eddie Chapman, Voss.  Norway.
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