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Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel

Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus] (= Eudynamys scolopaceus) (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The Asian koel is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related black-billed koels, and Pacific koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian koel like many of its related cuckoo kin 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. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian and Nepali poetry. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Eudynamys
Scientific:
  Eudynamys scolopaceus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.111

Protonym:
  Cuculus scolopaceus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727016


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0433E22A03C37D27

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0433E22A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0433E22A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 705305

Geographic range:

  • Eudynamys scolopaceus scolopaceus: Nepal to Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Laccadives and Maldives
  • Eudynamys scolopaceus chinensis: S China and Indochina; winters to Borneo
  • Eudynamys scolopaceus harterti: Hainan (s China)
  • Eudynamys scolopaceus [malayanus, dolosus or simalurensis]: NE India to Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo and L Sundas
  • Eudynamys scolopaceus [mindanensis, frater or corvinus]: Philippines (including Palawan), Sulu Archipelago, Sangihe, Siau, Ruang, Talaud Islands, and the northern Moluccas
  • Eudynamys orientalis orientalis: S Moluccas (Buru, Manipa, Kelang, Seram, Ambon, Watubela)
  • Eudynamys orientalis [rufiventer or minimus]: New Guinea
  • Eudynamys orientalis hybrida: Long Islands (Crown, Long, and Tolokiwa), between New Guinea and New Britain
  • Eudynamys orientalis salvadorii: Bismarck Archipelago
  • Eudynamys orientalis alberti: Solomon Islands
  • Eudynamys orientalis picatus: Kai Islands and Sumba to Timor and Roma
  • Eudynamys melanorhynchus melanorhynchus: Sulawesi
  • Eudynamys melanorhynchus facialis: Sula Islands
  • Show more...
English:
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel
French:
Coucou koël, C. du Pacifique ou C. à bec noir


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel ( Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus])
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Koel ( Eudynamys scolopacea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Koel ( Eudynamys scolopacea) [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis, cyanocephalus or melanorhynchus]

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Bengali: এশীয় কোকিল
Catalan: Cucut coel asiàtic
Cebuano: kwahao
Czech: kukačka koel
Danish: Koel
German: Indischer Koel
English: Asian, Pacific or Black-billed Koel, Koel
Esperanto: Koelo
Spanish: Koel Común
Estonian: koelkägu
Finnish: variskäki
French: Coucou koël, Coucou koël ou C. bleuté, Coucou koël, C. du Pacifique ou C. à bec noir
Hindi: Kuyil
Hungarian: ázsiai koel
Indonesian: Tuwur Asia
Italian: Koel comune
Japanese (romaji): onikakkou
Japanese: オニカッコウ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼郭公
Korean: 초록부리뻐꾸기(검은뻐꾸기)
Korean (Transliteration): chorok-buri-ppeokkugi
Scientific: Cuculus scolopaceus, Eudynamys [scolopaceus, orientalis or melanorhynchus], Eudynamys scolopacea, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Eudynamys scolopaceus scolopaceus
Lithuanian: Azijinė gegutė
Malayalam: കുയില്‍
Malay: Tahu
Nepali: कोइली
Dutch: Indische Koël
Norwegian: Grønnebbkoel
Polish: kukiel zwyczajny
Pinyin: zào-juān
Russian: Коель
Slovak: koel vraní
Swedish: asiatisk koel
Tamil: Kokilam
Thai: นกกาเหว่า
Thai (Transliteration): nók kaa-wàw
Turkish: Kara Kukal
Ukrainian: Коель великий
Vietnamese: Chim Tu hú
Chinese: 噪鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 噪鵑
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 噪鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 噪鹃

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