FW: [canberrabirds] Koel's

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Koel's
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2018 22:21:56 +0000

That’s a good informative photo Shorty.  Your bird bath must have done good business yesterday.  With Steve’s and mine it gives an indication of the plumage variation in returning 2nd year (end of first year) males.  A question is: what proportion of our arrived males are in that category? You need to get a good look to make an assessment, and I would regard just a few aberrant buff tips in the wing as older birds.  From my observations I would say less than half but possibly more than one quarter.


From: shorty [
Sent: Monday, 8 January 2018 6:47 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Koel's


Last week i had 4 adults in the morning that appeared to be fighting over the territory. On that afternoon a Red Wattlebird was feeding a young Koel.


Yesterday i had a male and female come to my birdbath for a drink. Photo of male attached.



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