Pheasant Coucal in the suburbs

Pheasant Coucal
Pheasant Coucal in the batwing coral tree

Coucals are infrequent visitors to our suburban Townsville garden but we saw this one this afternoon after seeing another, or perhaps the same one, a couple of days ago. As chance would have it, a friend I spoke to this morning mentioned that he had seen one in Annandale, just on the other side of Ross River from us, in the last few days.

We were inclined to think that they come into town along the Ross River parkland, which forms a continuous wildlife corridor from the (rapidly drying) Ross Dam to the mangrove-fringed estuary in South Townsville.

This post presents more information about the species, so I won’t repeat it here.

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