Monday, November 10, 2008

Koel - again

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The Common Koel that I posted about last week is still around. This morning he sat in the pine tree next door. I thought it was worth another post since this time I was able to record both the coo-ee part of his call and also the frantic shrieking at the end. Fortunately he hasn't been calling right outside my window at night again.
video

13 comments:

tilcheff said...

WOW! It's very sqweaky and punchy. Now I can understand what you meant in your previous post :D

Gouldiae said...

G'day Mick,
Yes, trying to sleep with that outside the window would be difficult. Trev, my cat sits by my elbow in the mornings as I read the blogs - he nearly fell off the desk this morning!
Regards,
Gouldiae

mick said...

Hi Tilcheff - yes its not a pleasant noise up close!
Gouldiae, your tale about your cat gave me a really good laugh! Hope it hasn't put him off the computer for ever!

Duncan said...

Excellent Mick, should be more stuff like this on line.

mick said...

Thank you, Duncan. I wish I knew more about the calls. Early this morning - at first light - the bird called again and seemed to be answered by one over in the bush but the call was slightly higher pitched. I wonder if it was a female or a juvenile?

Tabib said...

Very vocal bird.
We have Asian Koel (Eudynamis scolopacea, here
that wake me up one morning.

mick said...

Hi Tabib, my bird book says the
Common Koel is the Eudynamis solopacea - so maybe we are talking about the same bird.

Mosura said...

Hey that really is a beautiful sound especially for a Tasmanian who can turn it of with the click of the mouse. Maybe you could throw your mouse at it. They are fruit eaters I beleive so at least the mouse won't get eaten.

mick said...

Thanks Mosura, sounds a good idea to turn it off!

Tyto Tony said...

Leave the mice and cats to play Tom and Jerry, throw the demented male a female Koel or two .. or three. He's only lonelllly. ;-)

mick said...

Would if I could, Tony. It would be worth it to shut him up!

Arija said...

He has got a real cooee call! Very distinctive. Nice on Mick.

mick said...

Thanks Arija - its very distinctive and very loud!