Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Male Indian Koel(Kokil) Bird

Lot of Visitors
These melodious bird Koel/Cuckoo or Kokil in Manipuri is a long and slim bird, 39- 46 cm in length. Has a long tails, pointed wings and curved bills. The male is glistening blueish black, with yellowish green bill and crimson eyes. They have short wings but long tail. The female is dark brown, with profusely spotted and barred with white. Females have green beak and red eyes. Males and females are distinct in appearance. Tail is dark gray and slightly white in colour. The crown is dark brown and the bill is pale green in colour. Females are slightly smaller than the males. It is brood parasite, and lays its single egg in the nests of a variety of birds, including Jungle Crow and House Crow. 

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class: Aves
Order : Cuculifomes
Family : Cuculidae
Zoological name : Eudynamys scolopacea
Found In : They are mostly found in every part of India. They can also be spotted in the Batla National Park, Corbett National Park, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Pench National Park and Barwala Bird Sanctuary. These pictures I clicked of the male Koel is on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river in Assam.

"The first melodious song of the Koel tells us spring is here and its time for us to rejoice and live life with new hopes and desires." - Diana Raj Kumari 

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