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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.
rural garden on the edge of a village
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.