Brood-parasitic hosts for Asian Koels – Part 2

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Part 1 can be viewed at this LINK.

“I met up with the juvenile Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus malayanus) again in the evening (below).

KoelA-jv [AmarSingh]

“Still in attendance with the group of four mynas.

“I watched, trying to get feeding images, but the birds moved the juvenile further.

“The loud cries of the juvenile attracted a small flock of 7-8 Common Mynas (Acridotheres tristis tristis) to fly in.

“Neighbourhood is now full of mynas. Need to try and document if any other birds feed this juvenile, apart from main two parents (some Common Mynas are in various dates of ‘balding’ offering unique feature to ID individual birds).

MynaC-Host parent [AmarSingh]

“The above is one of the two main host ‘parents.’

“Begging calls of juvenile koel (edited and amplified) (above).

3 Asian Koel-juvenile-calls-7a-Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia-23rd July 2017

“Begging calls – sonogram and waveform (above).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
23rd July 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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