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Asian Koel [excl. corvinus]

Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus] (= Eudynamys scolopaceus) (Linnaeus, 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, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.111

Protonym:
  Cuculus scolopaceus

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A412E6AEE5324025

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A412E6AE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A412E6AE


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
English:
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus]
French:
Coucou koël [excl. corvinus]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Asian Koel [excl. corvinus] ( Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Western Koel ( Eudynamys scolopaceus) [version 5]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

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

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Other synonyms


Bengali: এশীয় কোকিল
Catalan: Cucut coel asiàtic, Cucut koel
Cebuano: kwahao
Czech: kukacka koel
Danish: Koel
German: Indien-Koel, Indischer Koel
Maldivian: Dhivehi Koveli
English: Asian Koel, Asian Koel [excl. corvinus], Common koel, Koel, Western Koel
Esperanto: Koelo
Spanish: Koel indiano, Koel occidental
Estonian: koelkägu
Finnish: variskäki
French: Coucou koël, Coucou koël (scolopaceus), Coucou koël [excl. corvinus]
Hindi: Kuyil
Hungarian: ázsiai koel
Indonesian: Burung Tuwur Asia
Italian: Koel comune
Japanese (romaji): oni kakkō
Japanese: オニカッコウ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼郭公
Korean: 검은뻐꾸기, 초록부리뻐꾸기
Korean (Transliteration): chorok-buri-ppeokkugi, geomeun-ppeokkugi
Scientific: Cuculus scolopaceus, Eudynamys scolopacea, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Eudynamys scolopaceus [excl. corvinus], Eudynamys scolopaceus scolopaceus
Lithuanian: Azijinė gegutė
Malayalam: കുയില്‍
Malay: Burung Sewah Tahu, Burung Tahu, Burung Tuwu
Nepali: कोइली
Dutch: Indische Koël
Norwegian: Grønnebbkoel
Polish: kukiel zwyczajny
Pinyin: gē hǎo què, guǐ guōgōng, pó hǎo, sǎo-niǎo, zào-juān
Russian: Коель
Slovak: koel vraní
Swedish: Koel
Tamil: Kokilam
Thai: นกกาเหว่า, นกดุเหว่า
Thai (Transliteration): nók dù-wàw, nók kaa-wàw
Turkish: Kara Kukal
Ukrainian: Коель великий
Vietnamese: Chim Tu hú
Chinese: 哥好雀, 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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