Thanks for that. This paper (below) cites my work
on the mimicry of Wattlebirds by the Regent Honeyeater. That is, it mentions my
1992 ABW paper but not the 1994 ABW paper that has more analysis of the issue.
Suffice to say that I believed at the time I first heard it (3-9-1974) that
the fact that the Regent Honeyeater makes calls almost identical to the Red
Wattlebird (when associating with it) was a sign of close relationship. The idea
of mimicry was suggested to me by someone else and over the years I collected
evidence and followed through on this and have put forward a suggestion about
possible adaptive significance of the behaviour. I am of the opinion that the
behaviour is mimicry in the true sense of the word, not just copying and yet the
capacity to do that behaviour is strongly based on evolutionary connection of
the Regent Honeyeater to those other species.
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