Channel-billed Cuckoos

Subject: Channel-billed Cuckoos
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 15:19:03 +1000
The increase in Channel-billed Cuckoos almost certainly relates to an
increase in hosts - currawongs and ravens - breeding in urban environments.
Undoubtedly the number of fruit bearing trees, such as figs, in city parks
is also to the cuckoos, and currawongs, liking.
The same could be said for Koel.  The increase in Koel numbers in urban
areas can be related to the increase in wattlebirds breeding in urban areas
which, in turn, can be linked to the increased popularity of growing
Australian native plants in our gardens over the last couple of decades.
If only increasing the numbers of our threatened species were so easy.
David Geering

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