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CuckooEudynamys orientalis  

2 Eastern Koel at Narrabundah, ACT

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Eudynamys orientalis at Narrabundah, ACT - 17 Jun 2019
Eudynamys orientalis at Narrabundah, ACT - 17 Jun 2019
Eudynamys orientalis at Narrabundah, ACT - 17 Jun 2019
Eudynamys orientalis at Narrabundah, ACT - 17 Jun 2019

Identification history

Cuckoo Eudynamys orientalis 5 Jul 2019 michaelb
Cuckoo Eudynamys orientalis 2 Jul 2019 RobParnell

Significant sighting

  5 Jul 2019

Unseasonal record, not just locally, but at a national scale. Joins just 3 other Koel records (on ebird) in Australia this June, all in Queensland. They should be in SE Asia at present, so this bird is a long way from home. They are usually in the ACT from Oct to Mar.

Author's notes

The bird was being swooped by two Pied Currawongs (see 4th photo) I watched the bird fly up to the ridge line of the house on the corner. The flight wasn't strong. A neighbour watched a koel drinking slowly from his bird bath on the same day. He observed that it seemed to be moving with a lack of confidence.

3 comments

   2 Jul 2019
Hi Rob
Could you confirm the date 17 June. It is a remarkably late record - they depart at the end of March and return in October (can only locate single records in Aug and Sep).
RobParnell wrote:
   3 Jul 2019
Hi Ryu
The photo's date of 17 June 2019, 7:53am accords with my written GBC notes. Date also confirmed by neighbour who lives in my GBC area.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Jul 2019
It sounds like the bird was not healthy and may not have been able to migrate.

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Nearby Sightings

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Synemon plana (Golden Sun Moth) at Narrabundah, ACT - 14 Nov 2019
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Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Narrabundah, ACT - 2 Nov 2019
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Narrabundah, ACT - 2 Nov 2019
Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Narrabundah, ACT - 24 Oct 2019
Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco looper) at Narrabundah, ACT - 13 Sep 2019
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Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Narrabundah, ACT - 15 Aug 2019
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Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Narrabundah, ACT - 11 Apr 2019
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Narrabundah, ACT - 11 Apr 2019
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Narrabundah, ACT - 3 Dec 2018
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Narrabundah, ACT - 27 Nov 2018
Norfolius howensis (Diamond-banded Lacewing) at Narrabundah, ACT - 26 Nov 2018
Synemon plana (Golden Sun Moth) at Narrabundah, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Narrabundah, ACT - 14 Nov 2018
Onthophagus declivis (Declivis dung beetle) at Narrabundah, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
Aplonis metallica (Metallic Starling) at Narrabundah, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Narrabundah, ACT - 11 Feb 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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