Koels disturbed our peace at the Blue Wren Motel in Mallacoota. I moaned about the noise here when we were on our road trip last year.
Now I hear that they are in Castlemaine. Why didn't any of your climate change warners mention about koels coming south as the country warms?
A little further research and to my surprise they have recently been heard on the outskirts of Melbourne, at Ivanhoe. You may think the sound is not so bad, but when it goes for hours, it is awful.
Most Koels migrate from Australia to New Guinea and probably eastern Indonesia and even further north, but some remain in northern Australia. During breeding season, they are found in northern and eastern Australia, south to about Nowra, New South Wales, although occasional birds are encountered further south.
Common Koels are found in tall forests and are common in suburban areas.
In late September and early October each year, Common Koels arrive in Australia from their northern winter homes to breed. The Koels leave southern Australia in about March.
Might have known it, immigrants and they just so should not be this far south.