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Koel (Male)
  Eudynamis scolopacea
Koel (male)

About 43 cm long. Long tail, apple-green bill and red eyes. The male is all bluish-black.
The female is brown with pale coloured spots and bars. It gives a repetitive and loud ko-el, ko-el call.

Resident. Can be heard in major urban parks and open wooded areas in summer.

Feeds on fruits, seeds and insects.
Parasitises Black-collared Starlings, Crested Mynas and Blue Magpies etc for incubation.

Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

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