Dug through my pics
and found some of the juvenile Koels.
In the third pic
there is one at the top and one at the bottom, and in the first one it looks
like one is preening the other one.
Only one Red wattle
Bird in the second however…..
Sent: Sunday, 10 November 2019
[Birding-Aus] Melbourne Koel
would need to think about that. Seems very strange, as cuckoos will only have
one chick per nest. Because cuckoo chicks will kill any other chick in the nest.
How would two juvenile Koels get together? It must mean two separate nests were
nearby that strangely the chicks have perched together. So by rights there
should have been four wattlebirds attending them.
There were probably two, but I only saw the one red
wattlebird at the time.
The juvenile Koels were already out of the nest and perched
together on a tree branch when the wattle bird flew in with some food for
Sent: Monday, 28 October 2019 10:56 PM
RE: [Birding-Aus] Melbourne Koel
telling us that ONE red wattlebird was feeding two juvenile Koels?
Or could this be two red wattlebirds.
Canberra where Koels have only occurred in the last 20 years, they are now a
common breeder and only use red wattlebirds.
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Monday, 28 October, 2019 6:40 PM
To: 'Martin Butterfield'; 'Bill
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Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus]
I saw a red wattlebird feeding two juvenile Koels in Port
Stephens last year, I believe in December.
Quite fascinating as the wattle bird was feeding them bugs
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Sent: Monday, 28 October 2019
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Re: [Birding-Aus] Melbourne Koel
They have been
vocally harassing Red Wattlebirds in Mallacoota for about a
On Mon, 28 Oct 2019 at 08:05, Bill Stent <>
Hi all, Bill here
There was a Koel calling in Kew
East this morning. Another sign of Spring, as well as the apparently
increasing range of the bird.
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