Date: 7/21/20 2:11 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [obol] Re: mystery mimic
I’ve had Yellow-breasted Chats imitating Mountain Quail before. It wouldn’t surprise me to see one of those along Thornton Creek.


From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of <t4c1x...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:00 PM
To: obol <obol...>
Subject: [obol] mystery mimic

For about ten minutes this morning I heard some kind of bird imitating a California Quail here at Thornton Creek, Lincoln Co. It certainly was not a quail, because it was up in the trees, and it moved around over a fairly large area in a short time. I don't think it was a starling, either, because their mimic call sounds a lot like a real quail, and the rendition this bird was giving was a rather poor imitation. I never did catch up with whatever was making the call, and never did see it, so it remains a mystery.


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