Koel sendoff

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Subject: Koel sendoff
From: (Richard Johnson)
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:07:20 +1000
Max O'Sullivan wrote:

>  ...the irritating and monotonous call of the Koel...
>  the crow ... skwarking(sp!) constantly ...
> ...I had to frequently kick Indian Mynahs squabbling...

> ...what could be more annoying  than a bloody juvenile Pee-wee begging ...

> ... Brown Honeyeater ... tends to grate a little now ...
> ... shrieking plovers  - that's when strangulation should be
> permitted!

Hey, Maxie baby, you need to chill out, man! You have a big problem with sound.
A lot of us think those calls are great. Learn to live with your environment (so
say all the crows, peewees, plovers, koels and Brown Honeyeaters out here at
I think you need some therapy, perhaps a de-sensitization course. I know the
very thing - I've hand-raised a couple of Torresian Crow nestlings, and believe
me Max, once you have done that, no bird sound, not even screaming peacocks, can
ever bother you again!


Richard Johnson
Habitat Case Studies Project Officer
Qld Parks & Wildlife Service
Southwest District
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 46 22 4151

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