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Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Description:

The Asian koel is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related black-billed and Pacific koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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Asian koel
Eudynamys scolopaceus Asian koel


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1 Comment

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Maybe a cuckoo

marirs
Spotted by
marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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