Another Koel sighting in Holt

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Subject: Another Koel sighting in Holt
From: John Layton via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 07:48:02 +0000

Not five minutes ago a male landed in a large tree just outside the lounge room window and gave wurra wurra, rather than wirra wirra calls, a couple of times before being swooped upon by a Red Wattlebird which landed and hopped about on the same limb while the koel ignored it. Then four Magpie Larks swooped and the koel flew away giving forth a few more wurra wurras as it went with the others in pursuit. As I’ve mentioned previously, Koels are an uncommon visitor to our garden.


John Layton


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