bird call ID

Subject: bird call ID
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 10:19:06 +1100

Someone at my work has come to me asking about a bird he has heard calling in his backyard the past few days. It calls in the afternoon and sometimes mornings. Everything points to a Common Koel.
However he looked at the COG Photo Gallery and said it looked most like a Fan-tailed Cuckoo and not a Koel. However when I played the Cuckoo's call to him he said it wasnt the right call.
The only sound file I could find for the Koel was from a Hong Kong Bird website and he said it didnt sound exactly like it.

His description of the call was (exact words) :  "DOOOOOO-Weee ((DOOO is constant pitch) Wee  rapid rise in pitch with rapid decent)"

He lives in Wanniassa. Has anyone else heard a Koel or similar bird in Wanniassa recently? Are there still any Koels around the suburbs?

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