Eudynamys scolopaceus chinensis
(Cabanis & Heine, 1863)
English : Asian koel
French : Coucou koël
Class : Aves
Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known
The species grows to 46 cm in length for a weight of 222 g. Males are glossy black, females are brown with cream spotting on breast and barring on belly. For this subspecies, both sexes look darker, male has blue iridescence.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found in southern China, south to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Species found in India, China, south to Greater Sundas. It lives in all kinds of open woodlands, plantations, gardens, up to 1800 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and is very adaptable, often found in parks within big cities. It doesn’t seem to suffer from any immediate threat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Kadoorie Farm (Hong Kong), Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity (Cambodia)
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