About Me

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Asian Koel (Manipuri Name - Kokin)


The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus [3][4]) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related Black-billed and Pacific Koels which are sometimes treated assubspecies. 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.[5] The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants and the bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry.[6]

No comments:

Post a Comment