Mimicry in orioles of south-eastern queensland

Beland P. (1977) Mimicry in orioles of south-eastern queensland. Emu, 77 4: 215-218. doi:10.1071/MU9770215


Author Beland P.
Title Mimicry in orioles of south-eastern queensland
Journal name Emu   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-5540
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MU9770215
Volume 77
Issue 4
Start page 215
End page 218
Total pages 4
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Olive-backed Orioles and female Figbirds have quite similar plumages. Unlike other species, Orioles are not mobbed by Figbirds. The occurrence of small numbers of Orioles with flocks of Figbirds suggests that some type of Batesian mimicry may be involved, whereby Orioles share with Figbirds feeding sites unavailable to other species. At present, field observations are too limited to support any hypothesis but research on numbers, feeding preferences and behaviour of mixed flocks could provide an answer.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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