Striated Pardalote mimicking Red-browed Pardalote

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Subject: Striated Pardalote mimicking Red-browed Pardalote
From: Sue & Phil Gregory <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 16:03:36 +1000
My black belt birder mate John Coons is leading a group over in the Kununurra area, and he just had the following surprising observation which I thought I'd share with the birding-aus folks: This morning I heard a Red-browed Pardalote and called it in at the Wyndham Caravan Park. There ended up being two parents feeding a young. The male was singing a perfect Red-browed song but all three birds were Striateds!? I couldn't believe it.

Needless to say this was first for him, and would be for me, sure hope the habit doesn't spread as Red-browed on call is a nice easy one! Anyone else noted this before?

Phil Gregory

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