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Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus malayanus   - Juvenile feeding
Asian Koel
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 28 August 2018
English synonyms:Koel, Common Koel, Indian Koel, Koel Cuckoo, Sultan's Koel (corvinus)
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Bird Group :CUCULIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I was surprised to find a juvenile male Asian Koel approximately 1 km inside primary jungle. I did not expect to find it in such a habitat. There was no accompanying brood-parasitic host (not sure who would be a host in the jungle). It was self-feeding and visited the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) followed by feeding on a number of these large pinkish ‘berries’. The fruit was high in the canopy of a tree but I suspect it comes from a creeper that has ascended the tree. Fruit were swallowed whole.
-Amar
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