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 You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.