Saturday, September 14, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 10

I am the few of the fortunate who occasionally get to see few birds of different variety around my house in Bangalore. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is Asian Koel


It is a member of the cuckoo genus of birds. They are large, long-tailed, measuring 15 to 18 inches. The male and female are distinctive in their appearance. The male have glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, red eyes and it has grey legs and feet. 



They are omnivorous, consuming a variety of insects, caterpillars, eggs and small vertebrates. Adults feed mainly on fruits. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults.




The familiar song of the male is a repeated koo-Ooo. It is mostly seen in South East Asia.

33 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

A beautiful shy bird with red eyes. Well captured.

Team G Square said...

Wow, the bird looks amazing .

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird and great shadow shots, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

spooky but beautiful, too!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty bird, I like their eyes. Great sighting and photos! Have a great weekend!

Our photos said...

Beautiful bird photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the Koel! They are a permanent residence of our neighborhood.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What an interesting bird! I adore travelling virtually to other parts of the world.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , Canada!

Gunilla Bäck said...

A handsome bird. The red eye is very striking.

Mama Zen said...

Pretty bird!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The eyes look a scary red.

George said...

Thanks for these wonderful shots of a very interesting bird. I like that red eye.

DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely bird, great shots!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Rajesh,

How's India? It's been awhile not seeing you. I was quiet in my bloglandia due to the summer holiday.

Now, am back and hope to hang with you all my bloggie friends.

Happy Sunday.
/CC girl

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful bird. Those red eyes are so intense.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

looks amazing

Huldra said...

Beutiful, yet scary :D

beyondzephyr.com said...

Such a pretty bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

I love this bird....it reminds me of our Bronzed Cowbird with that red eye:)

Gary Phillips said...

Great eyes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The red eyes are quite sinister looking. But still, a beautiful species.

Karen said...

The red eyes are quite striking!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! look at those red eyes! Nice shots rajesh.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Oh, those eyes! Nice photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Yes very beautiful. Thank you~

Abhijit Ray said...

Nice capture.

Tomichan Matheikal said...

The eyes capture our eyes.

amasc said...

Nice work on capturing this shy and lovely bird, I love the texture and light on the feathers

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Nice one...i love the koo hoo of the koel which I get to hear early in the morning in summer months in Noida..

ruchi2312 said...

Wonderful snaps :-) loved them all thanks for sharing them

Aparna Anurag said...

wow beauty

Seema Chauhan said...

Very innocent birds with red eyes. I love birds!!