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Asian Koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus ) 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 as subspecies. 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. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Eudynamys

Scientific:
  Eudynamys scolopaceus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.111

Protonym:
  Cuculus scolopaceus

Avibase ID:
  6150358815172A12

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/61503588

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
English:
Asian Koel
Czech:
kukačka koel
German:
Indischer Koel
Danish:
Koel
Spanish:
Koel occidental
Finnish:
intianvariskäki
French:
Coucou koël
Icelandic:
Aldingaukur
Italian:
Koel comune
Japanese:
onikakkou
Japanese:
オニカッコウ
Dutch:
Indische Koël
Norwegian:
Grønnebbkoel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grønnebbkoel
Polish:
kukiel zwyczajny
Russian:
Коель
Slovak:
koel vraní
Swedish:
asiatisk koel
Ukrainian:
Коель великий
Chinese:
噪鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Asian Koel [nominate group] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Clements, version 2015:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.52:
Asian Koel (Asian) ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus Group])
eBird version 1.53:
Asian Koel (Asian) ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus Group])
eBird version 1.54:
Asian Koel (Asian) ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus Group])
eBird version 1.55:
Asian Koel (Asian) ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus Group])
eBird version 2015:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Common Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Common Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Asian Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Eudynamys scolopaceus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Eudynamys [scolopaceus or orientalis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Bengali: এশীয় কোকিল
Catalan: Cucut coel asiàtic
Cebuano: kwahao
Czech: kukacka koel, kukačka koel
Danish: Koel
German: Indischer Koel, Koel
Maldivian: Dhivehi Koveli
English: Asian Koel, Asian Koel (excl. ssp. frater), Asian Koel (Asian), Asian Koel (Asian, excl. orientalis), Asian Koel (excl. ssp. frater), Asian Koel (nominate group), Asian Koel [nominate group], Common Koel, Koel, Western Koel
English (IOC): Asian Koel
Spanish: Koel Común, Koel occidental
Spanish (Spain): Koel Occidental
Spanish (HBW): Koel occidental
Estonian: koelkägu
Persian: کوکوی سیاه , کوکوی سیاه (آسیایی)
Finnish: intianvariskäki, variskäki
French: Coucou koël, Coucou koël (Asie), Coucou koël (groupe nominal)
Hindi: Kuyil
Hungarian: ázsiai koel
Indonesian: Burung Tuwur Asia, Tuweuw, Tuwur Asia
Icelandic: Aldingaukur
Italian: Koel comune
Japanese: oni kakkō, onikakkou
Japanese: オニカッコウ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼郭公
Korean: 검은뻐꾸기, 초록부리뻐꾸기, 초록부리뻐꾸기(검은뻐꾸기)
Korean (Transliteration): chorok-buri-ppeokkugi, geomeun-ppeokkugi
Scientific: Cuculus scolopaceus, Eudynamys [scolopaceus, excl. orientalis], Eudynamys scolopacea, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Eudynamys scolopaceus (excl. frater), Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus Group], Eudynamys scolopaceus [scolopaceus], Eudynamys scolopaceus scolopaceus
Lithuanian: Azijinė gegutė, Paprastasis koelis
Latvian: Āzijas kuela
Malayalam: കുയില്‍, നാട്ടുകുയിൽ
Malay: Burung Sewah Tahu, Burung Tahu, Burung Tuwu, Tahu
Dutch: Indische Koël, Indische Koül
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønnebbkoel
Norwegian: Grønnebbkoel
Polish: kukiel wielki, kukiel zwyczajny
Pinyin: gē hǎo què, guǐ guōgōng, pó hǎo, sǎo-niǎo, zào-juān
Russian: Коель, Коэль
Sindhi: ٽ ٽً يً ا يٌٓ )آ ا يٓيي(
Slovak: Koel vraní
Serbian: Azijski koel
Swedish: asiatisk koel, Koel, Koelgök
Tamil: Kokilam
Thai: นกกาเหว่า, นกดุเหว่า
Thai (Transliteration): nók dù-wàw, nók kaa-wàw
Turkish: Kara Kukal
Ukrainian: Коель великий
Vietnamese: Chim Tu hú, Tu hú
Chinese: 哥好雀, 噪鵑, 噪鹃, 婆好, 嫂鸟, 鬼郭公
Chinese (Traditional): 哥好雀, 噪鵑, 婆好, 嫂鳥, 鬼郭公
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 噪鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 噪鹃

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