How annoying is this! This was as close as I could zoom in to him. He sits in a tree that is pretty much outside my bedroom window. Fortunately this year, he hasn't been starting up at 4 am as in previous years, and he doesn't call all day. I only captured a tiny bit of his call today, as he wasn't being very cooperative when I was trying to film him. It is a male Pacific Koel, a type of cuckoo, also known as a Rainbird or Stormbird as they are supposedly thought to signal the coming of rain. I am very grateful he is not here all year.
|This photo is from Wikipedia|