Koels and Parenting

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Subject: Koels and Parenting
From: "Bruce Cox" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 17:14:22 +1100
Hi All.
Regarding Brian Everington's mail on --Koels and Parenting, I had a similar experience a long time ago which I have resurrected from my notes. It happened on the 4-1-1987 while I was cooking a back yard barbercue for my family.
A large commotion drew my attention to several birds in a large smooth barked eucalypt next door, There were two young Koels being fed by Red Wattlebirds, I am not aware of what they were being fed on.The important point however was that the whole process was being apparently supervised by a pair of adult Koels who were otherwise not participating in the process. My impression was that the young were theirs, and they were making sure the Wattlebirds were doing their job properly.
I suspect that I have read articles in "Australian Birds" or other periodicals along these lines.
Bruce Cox.

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