centerlogotitle
|
|
 
 
Keyword Search Tips |  Advanced Search
Display Options
Show
Results per Page
Sort By
What's New
Popular View
Plant & Animal Corner
  • Malayan Horned Frog
  • Gardenia cf. nitida
  • Eight-Spotted Crab Spider
  • Aechmea tayoensis
Please Choose a Category:
Popular Keywords
bougainvilleaIxorahibiscusHeliconiacalatheaficusSamanea samanlantana camaraphilodendronpalm
round_tl round_tr
frame Visitors Counter
frame 700462
round_bl round_br
 
  Eudynamys scolopacea
  Family Name : Cuculidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Asian Koel

 
Asian Koel
  • Description
    • Size :
      40 - 44 cm
      Description :
      A member of the cuckoo family. Males have a glossy black plumage, while females are brown above, with white and light brown spots. Both sexes have bright red eyes and pale beaks. While males somewhat resemble crows, they have relatively longer tails, and faster wing beats.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Largely frugivorous. Its call is a distinctive disyllabic "ko-el".

      Like other true cuckoos, the Asian Koel is a brood parasite which lays its eggs in the nests of crows, which end up raising its young.
      Distribution :
      Throughout most of the Indian subcontinent, south and east China, and Southeast Asia. In Singapore, this species has significantly increased in abundance over the past two decades.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Resident
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Ng, P.K.L., Corlett, R.T. & Tan, H.T.W. (Eds.). 2011. Singapore biodiversity: An encyclopedia of the natural environment and sustainable development. Singapore: Didier Millet. 552pp 
      Yong, D. L., Lim, K. C., & Lee, T. K. 2013. A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Singapore . United Kingdom: John Beaufoy Publishing. 176 

   Last updated on:

  Download Image  Print Page




Public Comment     





Total page hits: 151
 
© 2013 National Parks Board, Singapore. Supported client browser: IE6+, Firefox 1.05+, Chrome 12+, Opera 7.52+, Netscape 7.1+