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.
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13 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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?

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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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. ;-)

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

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

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  13. Thanks Arija - its very distinctive and very loud!

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