Eudynamys scolopacea

Eudynamys scolopacea

Eudynamys scolopacea

(Common Koel)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Eudynamys scolopacea

Common name

Common Koel

Main colour

Glossy blue-black or brown

Distinctive feature

Song, body 36-40.5 cm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This bird can be found wherever there is plenty of fruit and is common around the campus during summer. Male is a glossy blue-black including the tail, legs and feet are grey, eyes red and prominent. Female has a black head but the upperparts of the body are brown spotted with white and her tail is brown with white bars. Legs and feet are grey, eyes red, bill pale.

Additional Photos

female

males