RE: Common Koel

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Subject: RE: Common Koel
From: "Pat OMalley" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:40:28 +1100
I've notice over the last week (and I seem to remember the same thing
this time last year) the Koels have come out of hiding. Normally they
are calling all around (Glebe 2037) but buried in foliage. Now I see
small mobs of 3-4 males, and have a male and female that perch on the
power line right outside my balcony in full view of all and sundry.
(I've become The Birdwatcher on the Cast Iron Balcony).

I assume now the heat's off the breeding business they are not regarded
as such a villain by the other birds? Do they make a distinction? There
was only one desultory 'mob' by a rather lackadaisical Noisy Miner. But
is this coming-out  behaviour normal - and is it related to getting
ready to go 'home' - which I take to be where they spend most of the

Sorry if this seems a banal topic, being a dyed in the wool Victorian
living in Sydney, Koels are still slightly exotic.



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