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Koel Photo Gallery


The true koels, Eudynamys, are a genus of cuckoos that occur naturally in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific region.

Koel Distribution

They mostly feed on fruits and insects. Their calls are loud. These brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species for them to raise as their own.



  • Genus Eudynamys – true koels

      • Black-billed Koel, Eudynamys melanorhynchus





    • Henderson Island Koel, Eudynamis cf. taitensis – prehistoric

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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