Koel fights to fend off Figbirds

First close sighting for season of Eastern Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) in Tyto yesterday. A few calls heard earlier in the month.


Bird busy defending flourishing fig tree at the lookout.


But the Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vielloti) does really, really love figs. Koel couldn't fight them all off.
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