What the heck do we call the Koel?

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Subject: What the heck do we call the Koel?
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:44:15 +1100
We could just call it a Koel.

John Leonard

On 10 November 2010 13:42, Tony Keene <> wrote:
> 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 
> fun?
> Cheers,
> Tony

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