What the heck do we call the Koel?

Subject: What the heck do we call the Koel?
From: "Tony Keene" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 03:42:01 +0100
The IOC has it listed as the Pacific Koel (Eudynamis orientalis), with it and 
two others having been split from the Common Koel (Asian Koel, E. scolopaceus 
and Black-billed Koel, E. melanorhynchus), so you have a choice of Eastern, 
Australian, Pacific or (if you don't go with the split) Common Koel. 
However, some see it as not so clear-cut and treat the Australian Koel (E. 
cyanocephalus) as distinct from some of the subspecies included currently as 
the Pacific Koel, which then are subsumed into the Asian Koel. Isn't taxonomy 


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