Common Koel - range expansion to Victoria?

To: "Wendy" <>, "Philip Veerman" <>, "Lawrie Conole" <>
Subject: Common Koel - range expansion to Victoria?
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 16:17:38 +1000
This is not particularly unusual as a number of species appear to do the
same thing. They must either pass at night, overwinter or, most likely
in my opinion, move south further inland, possibly, I suspect, along the
Great Dividing range using that for cover, direction and support. If you
think about it there is no real CONTINUOUS 'cover' for a lot of bush
type species along the coast. What still challengs my patience is birds
such as Wagtails that persist in arriving (?) in places like Newcastle
without a squeak in SEQ!!

One day, mate, one day.......



On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 15:10:31 +1000, "Wendy" <>
> I find it particularly interesting that, while our northern (Qld, Sydney
> and
> North, NSW) contributors are starting their annual 'Koel arrived'
> reports,
> Birdline VICTORIA reported a Koel arriving in Ocean Grove (very S
> Victoria)
> in the first week of May. Further reports of the bird 16 and 23 Sept.
> I presume, barring human intervention, this bird has been resident
> somewhere
> down south all year?
> Or did it just do a very fast trip from up North all the way to Ocean
> Grove?
> Before the SEQ and NSW lot turned up in those areas?
> Wendy

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU