CuckooEudynamys orientalis   

Eastern Koel at Higgins, ACT

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Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 5 Feb 2017
Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 5 Feb 2017
Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 5 Feb 2017

Identification history

Cuckoo Eudynamys orientalis 12 Feb 2017 ChrisDavey
Cuckoo Eudynamys orientalis 8 Feb 2017 remkoduursma
Unidentified 7 Feb 2017 Alison Milton1.6K

Author's notes

I suspect that this is a juvenile of the other Koels I've seen. A year or so ago an ANU student did a study on Koels and Red Wattle birds in the ACT, determining that the wattle bird eggs most resembled the Koel eggs. While I have seen photos of magpie larks and other smaller birds feeding Koel chicks, this sighting seems most related to the ACT study. As I watched a wattle bird landed on a nearby branch and this 'chick' turned and opened its beak as if to be fed. The wattle bird in fact had no food and soon flew off again.

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Harmonia conformis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Apr 2018
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 18 Apr 2018
Litoria peronii at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Zosterops lateralis at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Leptocneria reducta at Higgins, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Smyriodes trigramma at Higgins, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Anthochaera carunculata at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2018
Pachycephala rufiventris at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
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Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Pieris rapae at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Scytodes sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi at Higgins, ACT - 28 Mar 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2018
Siphanta acuta (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Mar 2018
Harmonia conformis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Mar 2018
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 21 Mar 2018
Idaea costaria at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Heliocosma argyroleuca at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Hypoblemum sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 15 Mar 2018
Pholodes sinistraria at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Latrodectus hasselti at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Anisolabididae (family) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Lycosidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Syneora euboliaria at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Scopula rubraria at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Garrha sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Tortricinae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Epyaxa sodaliata at Higgins, ACT - 11 Mar 2018
Mnsampela privata at Higgins, ACT - 10 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Higgins, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Phonognatha graeffei at Higgins, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2018
Sidymella trapezia at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2018
Chloroclystis filata at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Uresiphita ornithopteralis at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Heteronychus arator (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Papilio anactus at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Idaea philocosma at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2018
Cosmodes elegans at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2018
Villa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Vespula germanica at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Scopula optivata at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018
Stomorhina sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018
Ropalidia plebeiana at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018
Harmonia conformis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Apr 2018
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 18 Apr 2018
Litoria peronii at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Zosterops lateralis at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Leptocneria reducta at Higgins, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Smyriodes trigramma at Higgins, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Anthochaera carunculata at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2018
Pachycephala rufiventris at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2018
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Pieris rapae at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Scytodes sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi at Higgins, ACT - 28 Mar 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2018
Siphanta acuta (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Mar 2018
Harmonia conformis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Mar 2018
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 21 Mar 2018
Idaea costaria at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Heliocosma argyroleuca at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Hypoblemum sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2018
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 15 Mar 2018
Pholodes sinistraria at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Latrodectus hasselti at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Anisolabididae (family) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Lycosidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Syneora euboliaria at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Scopula rubraria at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Garrha sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Tortricinae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Mar 2018
Epyaxa sodaliata at Higgins, ACT - 11 Mar 2018
Mnsampela privata at Higgins, ACT - 10 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Higgins, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Phonognatha graeffei at Higgins, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2018
Sidymella trapezia at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2018
Chloroclystis filata at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Uresiphita ornithopteralis at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Heteronychus arator (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Papilio anactus at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2018
Idaea philocosma at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2018
Cosmodes elegans at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2018
Villa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Vespula germanica at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Scopula optivata at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018
Stomorhina sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018
Ropalidia plebeiana at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2018

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.028772-35.238148
  • Altitude 623.4m
  • Places Higgins, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2017 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
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