Saturday, July 02, 2016

Asian Koel and Summer calls

Asian Koels and summer seems to have some connection between them, because I observed their presence more these days unlike any other season. Proving that, couple of my friends has also uploaded Koel photos in Flickr shot at their neighbourhood from across the country. Though I don’t see this birds often unlike it used fall into my sight during my residence in apartment previously (the pics below were also shot there), their call from the trees around my home is frequently loud.

Koel on compound

Sometimes I see both the male and female Koels when I come out in the evening and the house next to ours has different kind of trees along the space around their home… invites birds such as Rufous Treepie, Green Parrots and Yellow billed Babblers. And I used to try capturing these birds but the angles they perch don’t fall into my comfort of shoot.
Koel couple
Male and Female Asian Koel
Koels are renowned for their sweetest tone and despite being black and grey in colors the bird’s enriched calls are inspiration for many poets to pen down beautiful verses. Koels are hard to distinguish from crows (due to black in color) unless taking little notice at their eyes - crimson red in color, and the female is differentiated by the white and buff spot on its brown back which resemble the look of an hawk. 

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Koel is a handsome bird. I like the red eyes! The female does look more like a hawk. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Connie Smiley said...

What interesting birds, and I love that red eye! Hope their sweet music brings joy to your day.

TexWisGirl said...

amazing looking birds!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see male and female together. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

L. D. said...

It is a great looking bird. Maybe a wood platform could be placed on your wall to make them want to come closer. Food to attract them would be fun. I would love to have green parrots that were in the wild to see.

Uppal said...

In Punjab you hear Koel's musical notes around early summer,when it is comfortably breezy. It stays on till the mango trees start budding.Then it disappears as the mercury begins to rise.Though its melodious singing pervades the atmosphere,I hardly ever see her.

In Himachal(Kumarhatti)where we're putting up these days,I almost daily see her hopping around for grub but it does not sing at all.I've never tried to click her this season though.I notice her red eyes and yellow beak.I love this bird for its sweet notes as i feel uplifted listening to her.
Great photos,you've clicked.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of Asian Koel. Their call is sweet.

Sandhya said...

I see them now near my home too! I see either male or female alone near my balcony but very rarely was able to take photos of them together. Your photo is lovely!

Liplatus said...

Kauniita isoja lintuja.
Upeat kuvat!

Destination Infinity said...

I thought the koel only has a beautiful voice, but it also looks good :)

Destination Infinity

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I have never seen a Koel (Kuyil) and so delighted to see it through your eyes, Jeevan.
Nice photos.
Have a Happy Week ahead!
Peace :)

rudraprayaga said...

Males are handsome.Beautiful shots.


Great and beautiful pictures of these pretty birds.