Sunday, 17 June 2007
What bird is that??
This bird, a pheasant coucal, has visited my front yard for the last 3 days. A big bird, about 40cms from beak tip to tail tip, they are terrible flyers. They seem to blunder from tree to tree, and are easily hit by cars if they venture onto the road. Their call is very unusual....a kind of eerily resonant " boop, booop, boop," in rather deep tones, like a bass clarinet.