Kookaburra reported I'm chch

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andrewcrossland
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Kookaburra reported I'm chch

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:20 am

A lady just phoned me reporting a sighting of a probable Kookaburra in Risingholme Park, Opawa, CHCH yesterday. Her description of size, structure, colour etc sounded pretty good and it was being mobbed by other birds. It was making loud whistles rather than the typical call however. It had a long heavy kingfisher bill.
Anyway, just a heads up for local birders. I'd expect more reports if it's the real deal as it should wake local residents when doing its morning calls!
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Re: Kookaburra reported I'm chch

Postby les » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:48 pm

long tailed cuckoo?
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Re: Kookaburra reported I'm chch

Postby boneywhitefoot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:22 am

a friend reported this bird to me over 2 months ago.
he is reliable so I think its accurate.
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