Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

Eastern Koal - Eudynamys orientalis

After a very long search, I was able to find a very interesting bird for today.

The Eastern Koal, is a species of Cuckoo and are known for a specific behaviour. Cuckoo birds lay a single egg in another birds nest, after hatching they take over the nest. The bewildered much smaller parents then undertake massive efforts to feed what is slowly becoming a huge bird! Afterwards, they call out for their own kind and begin life as a fledgeling. No longer an imposter hiding in someone else's home.

Today we have both the male [black] and female [grey]. Which could also be a younger bird because it still had an amount of brown in its feathers, and its eye colouration was not that strong. Red is quite an unusual colour after all.

Tags: australian birds, cuckoo bird, eastern cuckoo, eastern koal, eudynamys orientalis
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