Koel fledgling still in backyard

To: Diana White <>, "" <>
Subject: Koel fledgling still in backyard
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2018 02:59:54 +0000
Thank you Diana, some very interesting observations of adult and fledgling Koel interactions.
I have published about this in several of my articles in CBN, mainly in CBN 40 (2) pp147-161 (2015) but Christine D has published more examples in the paper following this (CBN, 40 (2) pp162-172 (2015), as like you she was able to see them regularly in the fig in her garden.
Interestingly I found very little evidence for this in the 2016-2017 season despite having around 6-8 fledglings in my local area of Chapman/Rivett.
Fledglings, particularly if you first see them when recently fledged can stay around the same area for over 3 weeks based on some I have watched over the past few years.  As described in my “in press” CBN article for the 2016-2017 others can be very mobile when still being fed by their host Red Wattlebirds.
So it may still be around for a while!
Jack Holland
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 6:49 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Koel fledgling still in backyard
It's been here 10 days now pipping persistently with WBs feeding. A very insistent female adult has been shrieking all around close by and just now the fledgling flew up to the large mulberry when the female  flew in. There was some rustlings and more calling till the adult flew off to nearby wire, calling loudly. The fledgling who is able to fly strongly now is however still in the mulberry. Do you think this may be a prelude to it flying off?
Diana White
Topic line from later 6/1 E-mail  Female fledgling still here from very early in sour cherry and on paling fence being fed by WBs. Adult Koels M&F very active and noisy from 5:00...all around this garden later round 8:00 in larger trees and on wires together with juvenile
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