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Asian Koel

(Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Alternate name(s): "Common Koel"
Size: 39-46 cm
Weight: 190-325 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Asian Koel at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat

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Race "scolopaceus"



Near-dorsal view of a male Asian Koel; note the characteristic silvery specks on glossy black plumage and the red eyes
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)


Close-up lateral portrait of a female Asian Koel issuing its call; note the much lighter front/underparts compared to the male shown above (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Lateral view of a female Asian Koel issuing its call (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

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