Koels at night

Subject: Koels at night
From: Ronda Green <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:27:39 +1000
Does anyone know how koels spend their evenings?  I quite often hear them 
calling around midnight, and wonder if they are just giving a contact call 
(although why is hard to fathom if still roosting, unless perhaps they've been 
disturbed by a carpet python or something and now regaining contact with 
mates), doing something sneaky like seeing out nests to lay in (although I 
assume most nests are occupied at night, and why betray their presence with 
calls anyway?), a courtship call (mating when their prospective hosts aren't 
around to mob them?) or if they do some of their feeding at night



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