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Birding Reports => Backyard Birding => Topic started by: Napper on June 08, 2021, 07:00:24 pm

Title: Red Bellied Wp & more CatBird
Post by: Napper on June 08, 2021, 07:00:24 pm
Red Bellied at Balm beach, last weekend (Cropped and Sharpened resized)

Monochromatic Cat bird in Milton last week (resized and sharpened)


(https://iili.io/BDtJYg.jpg)
(https://iili.io/BDtH3F.jpg)
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Title: Re: Red Bellied Wp & more CatBird
Post by: Axeman on June 09, 2021, 11:57:13 am
Always wondered why they call them catbirds.....they don't look anything like a cat...


Great pix! Love the RBWP....had one once here a few years back of course I didn't get a pic.


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Title: Re: Red Bellied Wp & more CatBird
Post by: Shortsighted on June 09, 2021, 12:49:13 pm
A catbird is a mimic when it is not a burglar, wherein it learned to keep its mouth shut. When busking in the bushes its mimic skills are not as varied as a mockingbird, perhaps because it is less inspired by the songs of other birds and prefers the feline muse. Nonetheless a catbird can be quite effusive, almost as if arguing with itself. I should know ... shut ... up! Where was I? Oh yes, the plaintive calls resemble a cat with a sack of woe.
Title: Re: Red Bellied Wp & more CatBird
Post by: Axeman on June 11, 2021, 10:19:43 am
Sooooo I watched this little clip on Youtube....I enjoyed it....great instructions but...I wasn't convinced that it was mimicry so much as wishful thinking by observer in the field...now that said I have difficulty distinguishing / learning song...I mean I can do the obvious ones...blue jay, crows, mallard ducks etc. but beyond that it's something I just cannot get a hold of...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgvpjcSNcM