Hi all, My neighbor has a pet mimickingbird, I don't know what species it is. But daily morning from 4.30 to 5.15 am or so it mimics various calls and also I it has its own song I think. I would have to like it recorded but unfortunately my recorder was full. I did not feel like getting up to find for a new micor sd card. But I listened to him while lying in the bed.
About mimicry: He has one song which he repeats very often that is "po po witch" sometimes uttered slowly sometimes fast. Then he does variety of mimicking from these I could recognize some of my yard birds 1. Cardinal which he does only "talk to me, talk to me" 2. Tufted Titmouse which he does only "CFCU' 3. Catbird (my ex) "meow' or "jump a teak or teag" 4. House Wren a jumble I cannot translate into words I am yet to recognize other birds. Now in the yard variety of baby bird calls of starlings, grackles and American Robin are being heard, I would like to know if he picks any of those. He sings in the evening but not so elaborately! But none of these mimicries are perfect, but you can say that they are very close. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --