Koels/ Currawongs / Bazas

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Subject: Koels/ Currawongs / Bazas
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 10:18:14 -0800
I heard an interesting exchange between a Koel and a Currawong on Sunday last. 
Each time 
the Koel was making its usual call a currawong responded with its closest 
call which might be described as "pourquoi" ie. French for why. It kept this up 
several minutes. The birds were some distance apart and it appeared to be a 
oral/aural exchange. The koel appeared to ignore the currawong.

One other point of interest was the sighting of a Pacific Baza 50 yards away 
from my 
home in Beecroft(Sydney). Initially it was gliding unitl it landed in a tree 
and without 
binoculars I could see its crest. They have been seen in Beecroft before but it 
is only 
my second. 

John Reidy

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