Asian (or more likely Eastern) Koel

To: "'Noel Luff'" <>
Subject: Asian (or more likely Eastern) Koel
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:29:16 +1100

Thank you Noel.  I think that in all probability it is the Eastern Koel we have around here, but I confess to some difficulty in distinguishing the species by voice alone.  g   


From: Noel Luff [
Sent: Monday, 18 February 2008 10:38 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Asian Koel


Asian or Eastern Koel?

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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:35 PM

Subject: [canberrabirds] Asian Koel


Over the last couple of weeks an Asian Koel (possibly the long-standing Griffith one) has included an adjacent backyard in its beat, often giving the ‘wirra-wirra-wirra’ call, and right now (1930 hours)  ‘kooeling’ strongly.  This afternoon c. 1830 hours I noticed it was exchanging ‘koo-els’ with another one a few hundred m’s away, so there are at least 2 still in the local area.  Here, there has been no hiatus in the kooeling  since my first reports.  

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