Avian vocal mimicry

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Subject: Avian vocal mimicry
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:29:43 +1000
Syd Curtis wrote:

"And lyrebirds, renowned as "mimics", aren't directly copying the other
species.  They learn their "mimicry" by copying mature lyrebirds.

Presumably the ancestral lyrebird that first decided to start mimicking was
mimicking other species!

John Leonard

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