Asian Koel

Scientific Name: Eudynamys scolopacea
Common Name: Asian Koel
Other Names: Koel, Kokila  

Identifying Features: Black body, long tail, yellowish green beak, red eyes, grey legs

Fun Facts:

  • They are brood parasite that lay their eggs in the nest of crow and other hosts where the young are raised by the foster parents.
  • It is widely symbolized in Indian Poetry.


This image was clicked by Sandeep Gangadharan – via Flickr.

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