Like a school yard fight!

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Subject: Like a school yard fight!
From: Graham <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 08:27:41 +1000

Location : Anzac Park, Townsville.

While sitting in the park having lunch I was witness to a fight between
two male Common Koels, KC, which I believe would have been over
territory. During the fight which was occurring near the top of a palm
tree, about 3 metres up, the birds locked together and fell to the
ground amongst some bushes. Immediately a group of 6 or 7 Yellow faced
Honeyeaters landed around the bushes and proceeded to jockey for the
best position to see the fighting birds, sometimes vocalizing their
This is the most bazaar behaviour I have seen. What interest would the
YFH have in the two CK fighting? Has anyone seen anything similar and
can explain the behaviour?



Graham Cheetham
Townsville, Australia

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