What an unfortunate name for such a striking Bird.
It’s also called the Rainbird,as it makes this haunting cry ( coo-eee) just before it rains.
The Koels eggs are laid in other bird’s nests and when the young Koel hatches it ‘Evicts’ the original bird’s chicks.
This is a female , the male bird being a satin black colour.
This palm tree is in a neighbour’s yard and a magnet for a variety of bird species.So between September and March. I slot the big glass on the camera ,set up the tripod in the back sunroom and shoot away.