Re: Exam birds

Subject: Re: Exam birds
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:24:16 +1100 (EST)
On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, Kiran Krishna wrote:
>   Yesterday, someone mentioned "exam birds" to me, but she couldn't recall
> what their real name was. Does anyone have any ideas?

Common Koels.  Their calls become conspicuous (to non-birdwatchers) in the
lead up to the Higher School Certificate exam in Sydney.  They also get
called HSC birds.

Saw a Black-faced Monarch on Friday (23rd) in Glebe (inner Sydney) -
looking very out-of-place with some Bulbuls.  Must be passing through,
although it seems too late to be a migrant?

Andrew Taylor

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