NOT a cuckoo

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Subject: NOT a cuckoo
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 09:51:02 +1100
This morning an almighty ruckus broke out in downtown Carwoola.  My immediate thought was that it was a Channel-billed cuckoo being harassed by some other birds (and having just listened to the BOCA recording of the species still think I wasn't unreasonable in this ID).  The best description of the call I can recall comes from many years ago "like Miles Davis in his more experimental moments".

As I got closer to the area where the noise was coming from it strangely appeared to be coming from more like groound level .  Suddenly the Kunzea bushes shook and out rolled two foxes engaged in a vigorous contest of some description.  They continued this as they came to within about 5m of where I was standing and on spotting me loped off towards the property boundary.  I hope they took out a few rabbits en route.

I thins was a less well quarantined country I would be contemplating rabid behaviour!

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