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Female koel


Female koel on palm berries.


Suburbans garden. Dry tropics.


Koels have a habit similar to cuckoos, laying their eggs in other birds' nests where they are raised by a surrogate mother. The Male koel is glossy black.

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lori.tas 8 years ago

Excellent photo! I was in the Daintree a month ago and saw several males, but alas, got no decent photos.

4811, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -19.33, Long: 146.81

Spotted on Oct 9, 2010
Submitted on Oct 14, 2010

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