female koel

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oconnore51
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female koel

I have not been able to see anything other than a black blob high in the canopy before now, so I was pleased.

026 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

alcatraz
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Well done! Nice pic. Quite a stunning looking bird. Thanks for posting.

Amson
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I love Koel and have not seen a female for a few years. Wonderful photo.

WhistlingDuck

Excellent photo ... great find, i have only seen the female koel once a few years ago.

brian63
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Wonderful looking bird, great shot.

HelloBirdy
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Good work, females especially have an remarkable ability of hiding from sight, even when you know exactly where they should be

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

laza
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Fantastic work

Never even heard of this bird before

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

HelloBirdy
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laza wrote:

Fantastic work

Never even heard of this bird before

Ironic because their calls are perhaps the furthest carrying, loudest, and most insistent ever, as well as starting before dawn and continuing after dusk. You would struggle to find anyone where they occur who have not heard of this bird. I am told there was an outcry agaist them when they first turned up to Canberra, people trying to do something about this bird which they had mistakenly assumed was introduced that was waking everyone from their sleep.

Ryu
Canberra
Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

sue818
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Great shot.

Sue

Devster
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Yes you did well, often heard but relatively shy and hard to spot. There call is a bit monotonous but we don't mind them. 

oconnore51
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Thanks everyone, it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time!  Their call sometimes sounds as if they are getting more and more frustrated, a rising register.

They are not found in WA so that's probably why Laza has not seen them. 

Is there a difference between the names Common Koel and Eastern Koel?

(I wasn't able to get onto the website on the weekend, but others seem to have been able, so was it just me?)

elizabeth

Reflex
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Great find! No the site had some problems on the week-end . I couldn't even read posts from Saturday through Sunday.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Well done, i have a couple of crappy shots of them high up and well hidden :(

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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oconnore51
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Thank you!

elizabeth

boblatimer
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3am most mornings these can be heard  (plz go back to New Geanea )  

oconnore51
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Yes, i know the feeling, 4.30 am here, and i didn't get back to sleep!

elizabeth

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