What this bird called?

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Subject: What this bird called?
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:36:10 +1100
I raise this question with great trepidation, but in updating some of my
records I find that at various times I have called a melodious bird both
"Common Koel" and "Eastern Koel".   BirdLife Australia seem to favour
Eastern Koel for birdata.   On eBird it is called "Australian Koel".

I realise that there is no 'best' or 'correct' name.  As I don't have
access to Ornithological libraries I wonder if someone on this list can
tell me the provenance of these various names so that I can decide which
way to update my records.  Default option will be some coin tossing between
Eastern Koel and Australian Koel..


Martin Butterfield
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