A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
Because of restraints on time, and let’s face it, only limited material on a small island, some posts are being recycled/updated from earlier.
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Whooping it up.

This is a Pheasant Coucal, unusually out in the open on our front lawn (although still nice and close to the kind of understorey vegetation it prefers). It's one of a pair who live in the bushy areas around our house. They’re arguably the avian world’s worst fliers, flapping as if they’ve never done it before, and basically crash-landing in shrubbery. We call them ‘whoop-whoops’ after their calls, which can get especially full-on during the, um, whoopee-making season.

Below is a departing shot showing this bird’s tail, and you can find out more about them here.