Re: LATE (?) Koels

Subject: Re: LATE (?) Koels
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:22:42 +1100
I haven't head a Koel for a week, or a Channel-bill for 2 weeks - but
my dawn long runs have been much reduced.  But I did come across this
feather on my local oval yesterday:
My guess is Koel.  Anyone game to confirm/contradict?

I was thinking about how observations of Koels might correlate with
density.  While my observations much declined in February  through
spring-summer the vast majority I either heard calling or saw flying
when agonistic interaction was occuring with other Koels or other birds.

If you exclude such observation, I'm not sure I observed significantly
less Koels in February.  From casual observation frequency, it seems
difficult to separate declines in Koel density from (likely)
behavioural changes.  Fascinating birds anyway.

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