10 February, 2010

Asian Koels

6th January 2010, Taman Melawati, Selangor






They were on the same tree as the barbets and the starlings, picking the fruits and vocalizing loudly. The  male Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) looks almost similar to the House Crow except for the red eye and light coloured beak.





The female Asian Koel


  1. like the female with the banded plumage...

  2. Beware!.. that Ficus Benjamina tree is haunted, like that black bird with RED eye. LOL

  3. I saw Koels in Goa and remember thinking how difficult they could be to see never mind take such a good photo. The female is amazing, quite unlike the male.