Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another bird I haven't seen before. This large bird landed outside this morning. It has a very loud call almost as if it had a megaphone - It has a strange way of constantly jerking its hear about and was just lucky to get these photos this clearly because of that. I have heard this bird away in the distance but never before has it come so close to the house. Its larger and much more solid than a Maggie
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9 comments:

Andrew said...

Would it be some type of small hawk or falcon perhaps?

karisma said...

Looks like a young female Common Koel (and no I did not know that! In true homeschool fashion I spent the last half hour trying to find it as I was curious! LOL)

I found the pictures here....

http://www.mdahlem.net/birds/13/comkoel.php

Middle Child said...

Andrew Karisma has the answer

Karisma - sorry about you spending an hour - I looked but there were so many birds.

FoxyMoron said...

I continue to be amazed that we have so many species of birds in this country. And spiders!!

karisma said...

haha thats ok. I first checked our bird book but could not find it then went looking on line. I think because the male looks so different it was a hard one. Beautiful bird though hey?

Cazzie!!! said...

Gorgeous, I have never seen a bird like it either. Karisma, you rock for finding that :)
Thanks so much for the pictures Therese, just beautiful
And, all posted on my Happy Birthday too :)

Middle Child said...

Foxymoron I have seen some scary looking ants hereabouts as well

Karisma - the Common Koel is actually a cuckoo so some poor bloody birds nest will get trashed when the eggs a are laid and the chicks will get pushed out by the baby cuckoo - I hope its not the magpies, Willy Wagtails, Lorikeets etc which abound round here

Cazzie - thats okay and a happy birthday to you as well

Shrinky said...

Wow, you took some great sharp, clear shots of this fella, well caught! I have no idea who he is, but he sure is a pretty little thing, isn't he?

Middle Child said...

She's a big thing really and its a Common Koel - a cuckoo!!! Karisma found that out for me