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Asian Koel ( female )

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Description:

A fairly large bird, the size of a cuckoo. Actually I thought it might be a cuckoo of some sort. it was having a great feast on my papayas... Speckled black with white on the wings and back, and white with black on the front. Red eyes and a long tail. Afternote: Lucky she had her meal, the tree fell over 2 days after this was taken ! Waterlogged ! And papayas hate wet feet. We've had so.o.o much rain this monsoon.

Habitat:

rural garden on the edge of a village

Notes:

The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia.

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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Ashley...
Lucky she had her meal, the tree fell over 2 days after this was taken ! Waterlogged ! And papayas hate wet feet. We've had so.o.o much rain this monsoon.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Nov 25, 2015
Submitted on Nov 27, 2015

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