Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] Koels etc

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] Koels etc
From: "Chris Armstrong" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 02:36:49 +1000
birding-aussies.........speak of the devil and one appears.
The first Koel to hit Warwick QLD was Fri night 8/10.
Perhaps the coast is saturated with Koels by now and they are begining to overflow west of the range?
Most of my friends cant tell the difference between a Peacock and a Peewee so asking them "Have you heard a Koel, yet?" usually brings an bewildered look and a backward step.
Imitate that call and they all know whether they've heard one lately.
Then they follow up with stories of throwing rocks at trees in the middle of the night etc.
This time there seems only to be 1 so far. My backyard is on the Condamine R. and the tall trees are a great spot for a Koel to advertise its presence.
Past years have seen Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Magpie-larks raise young Koels, although the past 2 seasons have seemingly been dot breeding years as most of the local spp havent reproduced (local magpies have only fledged young twice in the last 4 seasons due, mostly likely, to the dry and Crested Pigeons twice in three years).
From behind the bino's
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