Backyard mimicry

To: Terry Bishop <>
Subject: Backyard mimicry
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:03:41 +1000
While a pair of starlings nested in our roof the backyard ticks came quickly. I 
couldn't believe our
lone narrow-leafed peppermint had attracted a western gerygone, spotted and 
striated pardalote,
restless flycatcher, magpie lark, galah, Aussie raven and whistling kite - all 
in a 5 minute period.
A starling was sitting on a branch, singing away softly, but note perfect. 
Later the songster
managed to croak like a frog and perform the territorial gathering of a clan of 
honeyeaters. Yes Terry, look before you tick - but enjoy.

Cheers, Matt Weeks

Quoting Terry Bishop <>:

> Correct me if I am wrong, this thread on mimics is not how or why but
> to
> stress to all (especially beginners) is to make your bird ID a visual
> one
> and not just depend on the call only.
> Terry B
> Orange NSW

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