Unusual (?) Koel Behaviour

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Subject: Unusual (?) Koel Behaviour
From: "Allan Benson" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:36:50 +1100
On the 29th October at Ourimbah station (Central Coast NSW), a female
Koel and three male Koel were observed in the one tree. The female flew,
closely pursued by one of the males. The other 2 males remained in the
tree and engaged in a “head bobbing” display. They were on adjacent
branches about 45 cm apart and the display continued for a least 10

I’m assuming this was some sort of males dominance display.  Any

Has anybody observed this behaviour?


Allan Benson

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