What the heck do we call the Koel?

Subject: What the heck do we call the Koel?
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:13:10 +1100
Payne seems to indicate Linneaus described Cuculus scolopaceus  from
a Malabar specimen in his Cuckoos book, but Linneaus says they inhabit
Bengal (google books will let you view Systema Naturae).  
Anyway I don't think Dampier was involved.

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