Bird Mimicry (audio CD)
A Remarkable Collection of Imitations by Birds
This Bird Mimicry CD features some of the rarest recordings ever captured – it includes more than 25 tracks of incredible avian imitations. Songbirds and talking birds have the ability to memorise and replicate other sounds. In a few species, this talent for plagiarism sometimes produces surprising results: birds that mimic other birds, farm animals, machines, or human speech. Highlights of this remarkable collection include: A Shropshire Jay that neighs like a horse A Blackbird in London that imitates a computer modem A Fawn-breasted Bowerbird performing the sawing, hammering and other construction sounds on a home in New Guinea A starling in Herefordshire that can imitate an owl, a jackdaw and a chicken and unique recordings of Bullfinches tutored in Germany to whistle traditional folk tunes!