[va-richmond-general] Re: Mockingbird Question

  • From: s.ridd@xxxxxxx
  • To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 14:25:23 +0000

Yes, Mockingbirds will imitate other birds to maintain their foraging 
territorial rights.
 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: LanningWB@xxxxxxx
> There is a Red Tailed Hawk in my neighborhood consantly flying around with  
> it's unique call.  Yesterday morning I heard the call and traced it to a  
> tall 
> pine tree in my yard only to find that a Mockingbird was making the  call.  
> It 
> did not have the volume of the hawk but the call was the  same.  Other birds 
> were flying around to check it out too.
> Does anyone know if this is typical of a Mockingbird?
> Wade

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