Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel - Male) - Sikkim Bird

Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel - Male)
Place : Government Fruit Preservatory FactorySingtam, East Sikkim
Date:April 29,  2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan




Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:             Aves
Order:            Cuculiformes
Family:           Cuculidae
Genus:            Eudynamys
Species:           E. scolopaceus

Binomial name: Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other Names:  Asian koel


Special feature:  The Asian koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young.

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