Mimicry by Grey Butcherbird and others (was GreyButcherbird mimicry) cor

To: "Philip Veerman" <>, <>
Subject: Mimicry by Grey Butcherbird and others (was GreyButcherbird mimicry) correction of typo
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:10:44 +1100
It is interesting to note that when thornbills caught for banding mimic other birds' calls they do so with 'whisper mimicry'. I have also heard free-flying Mistletoebirds using 'whisper mimicry'. As it is likely that only the bird doing the mimicry and the bander holding the bird could hear the sound its purpose is baffling. 'Whisper mimicry' my occur more often in free-flying birds but unless an observer is very close they would be unlikely to hear it.

Greg Clancy
Coutts Crossing

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