Broome Bird Observatory has been sent a photo (third-hand) of a Nicobar Pigeon taken somewhere on the Dampier Peninsula near One Arm Point, north of Broome. The timestamp on the photo suggests it was taken 29th March (thanks Rohan Clarke). No further details at this stage but we’re chasing it up. BBO are . . . → Read More: Nicobar Pigeon on the Dampier Peninsula, West Kimberley
Actually yesterday’s post from Kirri Hardy was about a Spangled Drongo mimicking a Pied Butcherbird, not the other way around…….
Yes Grey Shrike-thrush is a good mimic, as are Drongos.
By the way, there is a k in mimicking but no k in mimicry.
—–Original Message—– From: Birding-Aus . . . → Read More: Grey Shrike-thrush mimicry
From: birdwatching . . . → Read More: FW: Orange-bellied Parrots
Thinking about yesterday’s post from Kirri Hardy on a Pied Butcherbird mimicking a Spangled Drongo… I have a bush block adjacent to a birders’ haunt well known to Victorians—Rise and Shine Bush Reserve. My neighbour’s block is a Noisy Miner hangout (with the consequent reduction in bird species diversity) and every time I hear a . . . → Read More: Grey Shrike-thrush mimickry