Here is another example of Variable Seedeater (Sporophila americana) mimicry, recorded on the road leading out of Bribri, near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Costa Rica), 6/22/99. The mimicry is delivered in the same style as a Lesser Goldfinch's - rapid fire and each separate song very brief. Listen for Olive-backed Euphonia, Hoffman's Woodpecker, and other species' songs in the sample.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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