Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The New Year Massenger.........

Hello folks, allow me to present  Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) for this week's World Bird WednesdayThe old folks of Sri Lanka interpreted the mating call of the male of this species meant the arrival of Sinhalese-Hindu new year festival of April, and still the kids here find the significant call such a wonder. 


All these photos show the male bird. The female looks entirely different and more beautiful. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of a female yet. Asian koel is a brood parasite, the female lays eggs in a crow's nest. You have to be patient with the video, the best view of the bird is towards the end of it. 


So, enjoy and let me know what you think. ciao!


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17 comments:

  1. a rather intimidating looking bird. the large beak and intense red eyes! :)

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  2. Wonderful captures of this beautiful bird. Loved the video too!

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  3. Thats a really beautiful bird, but a little scary with its red eyes...:) Great capture!

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  4. Pretty dramatic with those red eyes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. We have a Koel that comes down here to Australia in the Spring. I think it is the same as the one you have photographed. Great photos.

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  6. A beautiful bird very well captured.
    A great series.

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  7. Those are happy noises in the background Amila. Your pictures are wonderfully detailed. Thanks for sharing your Koel!

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  8. Wonderful shots of a beautiful bird.

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  9. Nice shots and video of a beautiful bird! Those red eyes are really something!

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  10. Those red eyes are stunning! What a fantastic looking bird.

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  11. Great pictures of a very interesting bird.

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  12. I loved seeing your wonderful bird photos.

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  13. I enjoyed the video as well as the still shots!

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  14. Hi everybody, Thanks for all the comments!:)

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  15. A very interesting bird, such long tail feathers!

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  16. Excellent video and stills of another one of your amazing birds. Thanks for sharing.

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