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Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus


Frugivorous as adults Order:Cuculiformes The female of the nominate race is brownish on the crown and has rufous streaks on the head. The male of the nominate race is glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, the iris is crimson, and it has grey legs and feet.


Resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to south China and the Greater Sundas.


It is a parasitic bird and female bird lays eggs mainly on two species of crows (Jungle Crow and House Crow) and sometime of babblers nests. This is a female bird

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Badulla, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.99, Long: 81.07

Spotted on Jan 17, 2017
Submitted on Jan 17, 2017

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