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Old 05-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #11
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Here's a link for a bird known as a Superb Lyrebird. Their mimicry is amazing.

YouTube- Amazing! Bird sounds from the lyre bird - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife


I love mockingbirds. I wish we had them up here. I think that with things ummmm...warming up, we'll have them. Sooner than later. They're already in central IL. Kudzu is in Evanston...can the mockingbirds be far behind? LOL!

http://news.illinois.edu/news/05/1020kudzu.html
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:19 AM   #12
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I have a bird in my back yard who does rap. He has plenty to model it on around here.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #13
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I have a bird in my back yard who does rap. He has plenty to model it on around here.
LOLOL!
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #14
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I have a bird in my back yard who does rap. He has plenty to model it on around here.
A raven?
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:44 PM   #15
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I don't know birds. I assumed it was a mockingbird.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #16
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Sorry. I was referencing Poe's 'The Raven'
"While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door."
Incidentally, today I heard and then saw the baby Mockingbird in an adjacent Spruce about 10ft away from the original and somewhat lower. I didn't have the camera handy so no pics. I assume he made his first gliding flight that far and wanted to know what was up with the world. Mama and Papa Mockingbird were hanging close by so I think he'll be alright. They seem quite capable of taking care of their own.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #17
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Sorry I didn't get that. We have crows, but I don't think ravens. But then Poe wasn't from Alabama (!)

We do have a lot of loud rap music whenever anyone is out washing their car, or just driving by on the street. They turn it up full blast. Birdies know.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #18
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Might be a catbird, too.
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Gray Catbird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Catbird: According to this the catbird is a copier, but he repeats his phase just once.

My rapper will go at it for most of the morning.
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Love the video! I need to take the time and learn how to do this. Thanks for sharing! If that had been my cat, she would have been chattering up a storm! And lunging at the window screen! lol
Some years ago I had a particularly athletic cat that had an enormous store of confidence. She met her match, though, one day when she confidently headed out the front door only to get dive bombed by a pair of mockingbirds. One would dive bomb her head from out of nowhere and, before she could regain her composure, the other bird would be inches from her head. It was the only time I ever saw her loose her composure.

I learned then that a cat was no match for a mated pair of mockingbirds.
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