DY Koel

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: DY Koel
From: Nathanael Coyne <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:16:12 +0000
Do we know if Koels prefer Red Wattlebirds as foster parents and their nests for laying their own eggs? It sounds like a popular choice ... but given the location of the nest across the road from me where I've been watching a koel grow up over the past month amongst a dense pepper tree it looks rather difficult for a large koel to manoeuvre down to the nest so it must have been particularly attractive over the other nearby nests of magpies, currawongs, black-faced cuckoo shrikes and crested pigeons as well as the hollow nesters like the nearby rainbow lorikeets and galahs.

Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

On 24 January 2016 at 17:37, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

This afternoon there has been a young Koel in my yard, indeed just outside my window. Only calls are a simple weak squeak. Perched in dense bushes among grapes. Able to fly but not too keen on flying. I just saw another either young Koel or adult female and a RW go near it at the same time. I think the RW fed it but too hard to see among all the fluttering in the bushes.


Philip Veerman

Kambah  ACT  2902


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