Juvenile Koels and Currawongs

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Subject: Juvenile Koels and Currawongs
From: Virginia Abernathy <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:37:46 +0000
While out hunting for fledgeling koels this morning, I came across this 
fledgeling currawong sitting on top of a magpie-lark nest that was active 
earlier this year (see photos). He was picking at it, almost like he was trying 
to eat the material it was made out of. I took these two photos. Has anyone 
else seen anything like this before? I thought it was a bit odd-looking.

Also, I found one, or both, of the koel fledgelings that have been reported at 
Chapman by Jack and Bruce. I found the first one on Angophora St. and I watched 
it for an hour. It begged constantly, but was never fed, although some nearby 
currawongs seemed to be harassing it a bit. It eventually flew too far for me 
to follow, but on my way back to my car I saw another fledgeling close to 62 
Darwinia, also begging. Not sure if it was the same bird or not since two were 
reported in the area.


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