Satin Bowerbird Mimicry

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Subject: Satin Bowerbird Mimicry
From: Scot Mcphee <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:02:12 +1000

The mimicry in Satin Bowerbirds appears very different to what I have observed in Olive-backed Orioles, which also like sit still in that same tree but show-off their full repertoire with renditions of everything from Grey Butcherbird to masked Lapwing in a jumbled up warble.

That's funny, we have a pair of Grey Butcherbirds in our backyard who will imitate the Magpies, Blue-Faced Honeyeaters, and the Olive-Backed Orioles etc all in a jumbled-up warble. Are they imitating each other's imitations?


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