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1 January 2004 Bachman's Sparrows mimic the vocalizations of the Common Yellowthroat and the Indigo Bunting
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Bachman's Sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis) at Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center, Virginia, was regularly observed mimicking the primary song of an Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea). Two Bachman's Sparrows were observed mimicking the primary song of a Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). Although there is a previous report of a Bachman's Sparrow mimicking the song of a Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla), there are no prior reports of Bachman's Sparrows mimicking Indigo Bunting or Common Yellowthroat songs.

Rebecca L. Murray, Tyler P. Stanton, and Verl R. Emrick "Bachman's Sparrows mimic the vocalizations of the Common Yellowthroat and the Indigo Bunting," Journal of Field Ornithology 75(1), 51-52, (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-75.1.51
Received: 28 October 2002; Accepted: 1 February 2003; Published: 1 January 2004
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