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Asian koel (Male)-কোকিল

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

The Asian koel is a bird of light woodland and cultivation. It is a mainly resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to southern China and the Greater Sundas. They have great potential in colonizing new areas, and were among the pioneer birds to colonize the volcanic island of Krakatau. They first arrived in Singapore in the 1980s and became very common birds.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

These are awesome birds. Excellent spotting and notes, Roy.

Roy Arun
Spotted by
Roy Arun

Asansol, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on Apr 4, 2019

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