Date: 6/9/20 5:28 pm From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: [ADV] Re: question of chat taxonomy
I had one at Lower Bridge a couple of weeks ago that was doing a routine with many species included. I walked down the trail a ways when I started hearing a Mountain Quail I ran in the direction of the call and was surprised to hear it was coming from the Chat. That was a new one for me.
Tom Crabtree, Bend
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Subject: [obol] Re: [ADV] Re: question of chat taxonomy
Over the years I have found that Chats do calls of many other species, including, but not limited to, Mountain Quail and Steller's Jays. Seems to me, based on there mimicry, they could have a few stray genes of Mockingbirds.