Two summer visitors from the north
of Australia, the Common Koel and the Channel-billed
Cuckoo are well known for calling all night.
And of course as they arrive during our wet season are often
called either the Rain or Storm bird.
I presume that both species would not get to visit your
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Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
Heat is just a state of mind !
The Common Koel was recorded in several spots in our area
(just around Dubbo, and once near Orange to the east) this past summer for
the first time that I know of. (Although old records may exist.)
Channel-billed Cuckoos have been recorded once or twice I think, but not by me
(*Sob*). The koels caused quite a bit of excitement, but I didn't
hear of them calling all night. Perhaps there wasn't the same pressure for
territory as on the coast, so there was not the same need?