Coucals Again.

To: Bruce Cox <>
Subject: Coucals Again.
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 18:48:11 +1100
On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 10:03:17AM +1100, Bruce Cox wrote:
> My thanks to Mark of "North Head Bird Surveys" and Mike Tarburton. They
> indicate coucals can fly at least 300 metres in level flight and suggest
> this is how they get across open areas.

They have a number of Asian and African congeners so presumably ancestral
coucals made a sea journey of many kilometres across Wallace's line some
millions of years ago.  But they may have more able fliers.


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