Asian Koel
Scientific Name 
Eudynamys scolopaceus
Arabic Name 
الكول الآسيوي
43.0 cm
Least Concern

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. Koels have great potential in colonizing new areas, they were among the pioneer birds to colonize the volcanic island of Krakatoa.
Where in Kuwait 
Only one record of a glossy bluish-black male bird for Kuwait. An eastern Asian bird first recorded in Kuwait in late February 2009 at Abdaly, near the Iraq border
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common throughout most of its range. It is a mainly resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and the Greater Sundas. It is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults.The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry
Local threats 
Trapping for the illegal bird trade