I recorded this Crissal Thrasher mimicking on October 23, 1997 near Peck's Lake [Arizona]. He allowed me to come within 20 feet and record for more than 10 minutes solid! In the course of this tour de force performance, he imitates, very accurately, the following birds in order: Killdeer, Red-tailed Hawk, Western/Cassin's Kingbird, Lesser Goldfinch, Mockingbird, Plain Titmouse, Flicker, House Sparrow, American Robin, American Kestrel (Sparrow Hawk), Abert's Towhee and Song Sparrow.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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