Asian Koel’s nuptial gift

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KoelA-copulation [LokePengFai] 1 (1)

“After a few ‘koel songs’ and short chase, it was still a no go. But a fruit in the mouth did the trick and finally the lady says I do.

“BESG has posted an excellent article on Aisan Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) using fruit as nuptial gift during courtship, see LINK.

KoelA-copulation [LokePengFai] 2 (1)

“However the koel in the picture only offers the fruit to the female after mating. I guess it doesn’t matter as long as the lady doesn’t mind.”

Loke Peng Fai
23rd July 2016

Note: Courtship feeding usually comes before copulation. However, in this case, the gift was given after the act – do we know why? We only guess. And those that we guess, we usually interpret them based on our own experience… LINK.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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