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The Asian Koel with the scientific name Eudynamys scolopaceus is a large cuckoo species of the family Cuculidae.
It is a widespread resident in India and is found in South East Asia, China and South Asia. Asian Koel is a brood parasite and a superspecies closely related to pacific koels and black billed koels. There are 5 out of 14 subspecies of Asian Koel known to exist in various parts of India. The quick classification of Asian Koel is as below,
The underparts of the bird are whitish but have heavy stripes. The upper plumage of the juveniles is similar to male and has a black beak.They show a pattern of moult which helps them to differentiate from other parasitic cuckoos. The outer parts show a transilient ascending moult, while the inner primaries have lesser moult. The flight of the bird is straight and fly high with rapid wing beats.