Re male koala grunting at night

To: 'David Dickson' <>, "" <>
Subject: Re male koala grunting at night
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 03:14:51 +0000
Surely it would be normal for male koalas to be grunting at night. I know it
to occur but I don't know how regularly. I did a quick look at some books
that don't specifically comment on when they call. They are night active. It
is hard to imagine that Straw-necked Ibis would produce a comparable volume
and range of sounds that a koala does.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
David Dickson
Sent: Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 1:00 PM
Subject: Re male koala grunting at night

Hi All,
re Sue Dawson's email on a 'male koala grunting at night'. Last year I was
pleased that a koala had moved into to the Rise and Shine bush reserve next
to my place in central Victoria. He grunted at night in the forest but I was
never able to sight him. Same again this year. There are however dozens of
Straw-necked Ibis that roost in the forest at this time of the year and
their deep grunting is pretty similar to a koala's. Has anyone else
experienced this?

PS My first Painted Honeyeater at Rise and Shine calling and sighted over
the past couple of days

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