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Koels, Hooded Robin, Norfolk Island Tour, and Tawny Frogmouths | WBW Week 42

Bringing you this week’s bird wrap from Garran, ACT, at the base of a Tawny Frogmouth nest.

Neil shares amazing 4 stories;

1. Koels are back for their summer breeding!

Here’s some trivia: Koels are brood parasites which means they are a type of cuckoo who lets other birds raise their young for them. The female bird lays its egg in the nest of one of her favourite host birds. The baby koel will compete for food and later on, will start removing its host-siblings from the nest. The host bird won’t realise and will continue to feed the fast-growing baby koel.


2. Hooded Robin making it to at least 17 years old!

A robin’s lifespan is just 13 months on average due to high mortality so this Hooded Robin making it to 17 years is fascinating!


3. Upcoming Norfolk Island Tour!

Join Us in Norfolk Island Tour

Join experienced guides Neil and Michael Hermes on a personalised journey taking you through Norfolk Island’s history, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery – perfect for bird watching! 

To enquire more about the tour, head over to this link for more information. You may also contact us directly by filling in our form here – we’ll reply right away!


4. Finding some local Tawny Frogmouths in the suburb of Garran, ACT

With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars.

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