PESO: asian koel

Subash Jeyan at
Fri Mar 23 21:34:56 EDT 2018

i think it's the same species. early morning call and brood parasite.
in these parts the song is considered melodious and the bird has been
used as a generally positive symbol in indian poetry for long :)....

On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:20:00 +1100 (AEDT)
Brian Walters <apathyman at> wrote:

> > On 23 March 2018 at 13:49 Subash Jeyan < at> wrote:

> >  
> Looks very similar to the Koels that arrive here in spring from
> south-east Asia and start their infuriating ko-el ko-el call from
> about 4am.  It's amazing how far that call travels on an otherwise
> quiet spring/summer morning.  Apparently the call is designed to
> upset other birds so that they leave their nests while the female
> Koel moves in to lay her eggs.
> I think yours is a different species but you'd need to be an expert
> to tell them apart.

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