Do birds have inter-specific alarm calls/language

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Subject: Do birds have inter-specific alarm calls/language
From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:14:06 +1000
I observed this at Byron Bay several years ago (and reported here) when Noisy Miners and Grey Butcherbirds were alarming over a taipan. The calls sounded like the same words pronounced with slightly different accents. I guess it makes sense that bird species that are often in close company would learn each other's 'language', as this would have survival value for them.
Paul Osborn


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