Friday, March 20, 2009

Wompoos

We still can't believe this incredible weather! Beautiful sunny hot days when normally it should be raining!

The other day we heard a soft 'crunch' against the flyscreen (our house only has a few glass windows and the rest are just insect-screens) and we looked out in time to see this magnificent Wompoo Fruit-Dove, happily uninjured, fly into a tree just outside the house. A few seconds later it was joined by it's mate. Such beautiful birds, they grow from 35 to 50 cm and have an amazing deep call which sounds just like their name -"wom-poo".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful that the Wompoos do not crash into glass.

We have quite a few down here and they feast on the fruit of the Ylang Ylang (Canangra odorata). I have noticed the Currawongs pick on them and upset their feeding. Do you know if they mate for life? Lovely images. Thanks, Janey Pugh.

Alexandra said...

I love you blog. We have Wompoos here and they feast on fruit of Canangra Odarata (Ylang Ylang).