I was just now stunned to hear apparent Great-crested Flycatcher typical
"wheep" calls beamed into the office over the audio monitor. Three
"wheeps" in a row, followed shortly by a typical White-eyed Vireo song
that was repeated twice, and then two more "wheeps" and more vireo song.
Whatever was making this commotion was obviously very close to the
monitor, but a visual inspection revealed only a vireo, so I must
conclude vocal mimcry. White-eyeds are known mimics. I recall a grad
student from UF studying this behavior, but don't recall where it was
published. Perhaps the Wilson Bulletin?
Can't always believe your ears...
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