eastern koel

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This bird was having a lovely time eating mulberries next door to my mother’s place in Sydney. It is an adult Eastern Koel, one of the Australian cuckoos, they are similar to a spangled drongo but the Drongo is smaller and has a distinct ‘fish’ tail. They are also similiar to the all black Currawong but they have a yellow eye. This one was making a lot of noise, a sort of piping sound that was very pretty, and in between singing he was enjoying the last of the mulberries, one of their favourite foods.

2 thoughts on “eastern koel

    Northern Narratives said:
    November 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I like the red eye. Lovely photo.

      margosnotebook responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      So many of the ‘black’ birds have these lovely coloured eyes, in fact since I have been taking the photos and can look at them up close I am intrigued to find so many birds with coloured eyes.

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