Study Of Museum Specimen Of  Eudynamys with Comment & Diagram

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Eudynamys is distributed throughout India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma.


i) Eudynamys is commonly known as Koel or Kokila.

ii) Body is slender with a longer tail, measuring up to 42 cm in length.

iii) Sexual dimorphism is well marked.

iv) Male is glistening metallic black all over with a striking yellowish green bill and crimson or blood red eyes.

v) Female have no songs.

vi) It builds no nest of its own but deposits its eggs in crows nest leaving them to be hatched.

vii) It is entirely arboreal and never descends to ground.

viii) Food consists chiefly of banyan and peepal figs.


i) Adds natural beauty and produces pleasant sound.

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