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Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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Lakkana
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Lakkana

Badulla, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.99, Long: 81.07

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

Spotted for Mission

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