Monday, November 27, 2017

Koel gets blue in the face over honeyeater


Female Koel gives Blue-faced Honeyeater an earful today while standing her ground against gang of hostile honeyeaters and friarbirds. Two male Koels ignored by the unwelcoming committee added their raucousness before all three slipped quietly away.


Nearby, helpful breeze reveals usually unseen white neck underplumage of Torresian Crow and thereby helps identify accompanying immature bird. At issue is balance between the only corvids around Townsville: Torresian Crow and Australian Raven. Crows dominated 10 years ago but it appears they are now outnumbered in places. More to come on this.


1 comment:

Jeff said...

Thanks for your posts Tony, I really enjoy them.

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